Stereotypes and tacit inference.

  title={Stereotypes and tacit inference.},
  author={D. Covalt Dunning and David A. Sherman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={73 3},
To judge another person's behavior, one often has to come to an understanding of what that behavior was in its detail. Five studies demonstrated that stereotypes influence the tacit inferences people make about the unspecified details and ambiguities of social behavior (e.g., what the behavior specifically was, what stimulus the individual reacted to, what caused the individual to act) and that these inferences occur when people encode the relevant information. One study found that participants… CONTINUE READING

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