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I'm Like You and You're Like Me: Social Projection and Self-Stereotyping Both Help Explain Self-Other Correspondence.
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PMID:  23276270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Social projection and self-stereotyping are rival explanations for self-other correspondence, in which people tend to perceive a high degree of similarity between themselves and others. The present research shows that both accounts are correct-that is, that knowledge of the self and knowledge of others are mutually constraining. In Study 1, participants whose self-views were experimentally manipulated revised their judgments of an immediate ingroup. In Study 2, an analogous manipulation of ingroup traits altered participants' self-views. In Study 3, participants who were ascribed a trait readily projected to and stereotyped from their relevant ingroup, but not to or from an outgroup. Finally, Study 4 provides reaction-latency evidence for social projection and self-stereotyping as judgmental processes leading to self-other correspondence. In this task, participants referenced self-knowledge when reaching ingroup-descriptiveness judgments (evidence for social projection) and ingroup knowledge when judging the self (evidence for self-stereotyping). Implications for the debate between protocentric and egocentric accounts of person perception are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Jeff C Cho; Eric D Knowles
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
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Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-1315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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