Stereotype formation by inference: a possible explanation for the "stutterer" stereotype.

@article{White1984StereotypeFB,
  title={Stereotype formation by inference: a possible explanation for the "stutterer" stereotype.},
  author={Peter A. White and Sandra R. Collins},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  year={1984},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={567-70}
}
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesis concerning the origin of the stereotype of the stuttering personality. According to this hypothesis the stereotype is formed by inference from beliefs about the internal variables that accompany disfluencies resembling stuttering on occasions when they occur in normally fluent speakers. This hypothesis leads to the prediction that ratings of the personality of the typical adult male stutterer will be similar to ratings of the internal state of… CONTINUE READING