The Role of Category Accessibility in the Interpretation of Information About Persons: Some Determinants and Implications

@article{Srull1979TheRO,
  title={The Role of Category Accessibility in the Interpretation of Information About Persons: Some Determinants and Implications},
  author={T. K. Srull and R. Wyer},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1979},
  volume={37},
  pages={1660-1672}
}
Many personality trait terms can be thought of as summary labels for broad conceptual categories that are used to encode information about an individual's behavior into memory. The likelihood that a behavior is encoded in terms of a particular trait category is postulated to be a function of the relative accessibility of that category in memory. In addition, the trait category used to encode a particular behavior is thought to affect subsequent judgments of the person along dimensions to which… Expand
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