On the Self-Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes.

  title={On the Self-Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes.},
  author={Mark Snyder},
  • M. Snyder
  • Published 1 July 1977
  • Psychology, Sociology
This paper explores the cognitive and behavioral consequencesof our impressions of other people in the context of social stereotypes. Social stereotypes are a special case of interpersonal perception. Though they are usually simple and overgenermlized, many social stereotypes concern highly visible and distinctive-personal characteristics, such_ as sex and race._ These pieces--cf information are usually the first to be noticed'in social interaction and can gain high priority for channeling… 

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