My date can call me sweet but my colleague can't: Meta-stereotypic behavior as a function of context and liking of the outgroup

Namkje Koudenburg*, Ernestine H. Gordijn

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    In two experiments we examined the influence of meta-stereotypes (beliefs regarding stereotypes that the outgroup has about one's ingroup) in different contexts. In Study 1, we demonstrated that women have the same meta-stereotype about men in dating and work contexts, but experience the meta-stereotype as more positive when dating men, rather than when working together with men. In Study 2, we showed that women intended to behave meta-stereotypically when they liked the man they were going to meet and when the meta-stereotype was experienced as positive (i.e., when women were on a date, rather than at work). Meta-stereotyping mediated this effect, such that liking led to more meta-stereotyping, which in the date context, but not in the work context, increased meta-stereotypic behavioral intentions. Together, these findings show that the valence of a meta-stereotype varies across contexts, which elicits different behavioral intentions as a function of liking of the outgroup.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)221-230
    Aantal pagina's10
    TijdschriftSocial Cognition
    Nummer van het tijdschrift2
    StatusPublished - 2011

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