Perspective-takers behave more stereotypically.

  title={Perspective-takers behave more stereotypically.},
  author={Adam D. Galinsky and Cynthia S. Wang and Gillian Ku},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={95 2},
Nine studies demonstrated that perspective-takers are particularly likely to adopt a target's positive and negative stereotypical traits and behaviors. Perspective-takers rated both positive and negative stereotypic traits of targets as more self-descriptive. As a result, taking the perspective of a professor led to improved performance on an analytic task, whereas taking the perspective of a cheerleader led to decreased performance, in line with the respective stereotypes of professors and… CONTINUE READING
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