Competence, Warmth, And Expectations: An Integration Of Status Characteristics Theory And The Stereotype Content Model

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Title:
Competence, Warmth, And Expectations: An Integration Of Status Characteristics Theory And The Stereotype Content Model
Author:
Wright, Seth
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Over the last fifty years, researchers in Status Characteristics Theory (SCT) have conclusively demonstrated that within task groups, status differences between members influence the emergence of a power and prestige hierarchy within the group. According to the theory, this is accomplished through the activation of stereotypical expectations of group members' abilities. However, relatively little research has directly examined the cognitive process associated with expectation formation. During this same period, scholars within diverse subfields of psychology have suggested that there are two fundamental dimensions along which social judgments are made. These two dimensions have been referred to by various names, including instrumentality and expressivity, agency and communality, and competence and warmth. The most recent exploration of this idea can be found in the field of cognitive science as part of the Stereotype Content Model (SCM). The purpose of the current research is to integrate the basic propositions of SCT with the cognitive process outlined in SCM. In doing so, I hope to situate SCT within an expansive body of existing research, while suggesting a number of potentially useful directions for future research in SCT.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Expectation States; Status Characteristics Theory; Stereotype Content Model; stereotypes; warmth; Sociology; competence
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Sociology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Roth, Louise M.; Walker, Henry A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleCompetence, Warmth, And Expectations: An Integration Of Status Characteristics Theory And The Stereotype Content Modelen_US
dc.creatorWright, Sethen
dc.contributor.authorWright, Sethen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractOver the last fifty years, researchers in Status Characteristics Theory (SCT) have conclusively demonstrated that within task groups, status differences between members influence the emergence of a power and prestige hierarchy within the group. According to the theory, this is accomplished through the activation of stereotypical expectations of group members' abilities. However, relatively little research has directly examined the cognitive process associated with expectation formation. During this same period, scholars within diverse subfields of psychology have suggested that there are two fundamental dimensions along which social judgments are made. These two dimensions have been referred to by various names, including instrumentality and expressivity, agency and communality, and competence and warmth. The most recent exploration of this idea can be found in the field of cognitive science as part of the Stereotype Content Model (SCM). The purpose of the current research is to integrate the basic propositions of SCT with the cognitive process outlined in SCM. In doing so, I hope to situate SCT within an expansive body of existing research, while suggesting a number of potentially useful directions for future research in SCT.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectExpectation Statesen
dc.subjectStatus Characteristics Theoryen
dc.subjectStereotype Content Modelen
dc.subjectstereotypesen
dc.subjectwarmthen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectcompetenceen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRoth, Louise M.en
dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Henry A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRoth, Louise M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWalker, Henry A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBonito, Joseph A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberStone, Jeffen
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