Trait diagnosticity versus behavioral consistency as determinants of impression change in adulthood.

@article{Hess1999TraitDV,
  title={Trait diagnosticity versus behavioral consistency as determinants of impression change in adulthood.},
  author={Thomas M Hess and Cheryl Bolstad and S M Woodburn and Corinne Auman},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={77-89}
}
Age differences in the types of processing associated with impression change were examined. Young, middle-aged, and older adults formed an impression of a target based on a short vignette that described either positive or negative characteristics in 1 of 2 domains (ability vs. morality). Impression change was examined after presentation of additional… CONTINUE READING