Współzależność schematu Ja a społeczne kategoryzacje
Rocznik: 2010 Tom: 16 Numer: 1
Undertaken studies relate to the role of interdependent self-construal for social categorization processes. The idea of interdependence came from Markus and Kitayama works (1991), but is understand here as a formal level of associations between self-schema and cognitive representations of other people. It was assume that associations between self-schema and other-schema increase personal involvement in processing social information. What is more, thanks to that connections individual has got an easy access to the knowledge about others. Due to that, hypothesis predicts that higher interdependence of self-schema will decrease tendency to superficial social categorizations. Two studies were undertaken to investigate that prediction. In study one, tendency to superficial social categorization was measured and compared among participants with relatively high and low interdependence of self schema. In the second study, accessibility of common or distinctive traits was manipulate. Obtained data show that low level of self-interdependence facilitate superficial social categorizations, as well as focusing on self-distinctive attributes.