publication . Article . 1995

Dilution of stereotype-based cooperation in mixed-motive interdependence

de Dreu, C.K.W.; Yzerbyt, V.; Leyens, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 1995
Abstract
This research expands the finding that nondiagnostic information about a target reduces the impact of stereotypes on person perception and social judgment. Specifically, we examined this dilution effect in settings of mixed-motive outcome-interdependence and studied stereotype-based cognition as well as cooperative behavior. Three experiments employing Prisoner's and Chicken Dilemma Games revealed that people cooperate less when category information suggests that the other is competitive and immoral rather than cooperative and honest, but not when nondiagnostic attribute information is added. Moreover, Experiment 3 shows that people are motivated to interpret at...
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free text keywords: IMPRESSION-FORMATION, INDIVIDUATING PROCESSES, ATTENTION, PERSON PERCEPTION, INFORMATION, MEDIATION, OUTCOME DEPENDENCY, BEHAVIOR, HYPOTHESIS, SOCIAL STEREOTYPES
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publication . Article . 1995

Dilution of stereotype-based cooperation in mixed-motive interdependence

de Dreu, C.K.W.; Yzerbyt, V.; Leyens, J.;