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Title: Essentialism and the expression of social stereotypes: a comparative study of Spain, Brasil and England
Other Titles: Spanish Journal of Psychology
Authors: Pereira, Marcos Emanoel
Estramiana, José Luis Álvaro
Gallo, Inge Schweiger
Keywords: Essentialism;Stereotypes;Naturalization;Entitativity
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Over the past few years, one of the most productive directions in the study of the activation and application of stereotypes has been provided by the essentialist concept of categorization. The research presented here studied the impact of two dimensions of essentialist beliefs - naturalism and entitativity-by using data collected from Brazil, Spain and England. The aim was to test whether there was a greater degree of essentialization among the naturalizable categories (sex, age and race) than among the entitative categories (economic condition, religion, political orientation, nationality and social condition). The results not only showed that participants hold more essentialist beliefs with regard to naturalistic categories but also showed the differences in the degree of essentialization across the three cultures. A discussion is conducted on the implications of the present findings, and on the heuristic value of the theoretical model (of the bidimensional nature of essentialism) adopted by this research.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p.808-817
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/12117
ISSN: 1138-7416
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