Accession Number : AD0638339

Title :   EXPLORATIONS IN THE PROCESS OF STEREOTYPING NATIONAL GROUPS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU EAST-WEST CENTER FOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Personal Author(s) : Abate,Mario ; berrien,F. K.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : It was hypothesized that the greater one's affection for a foreign group, the more similar will be the stereotype of that group to that of one's own group. Also it was hypothesized that this stereotype similarity decreases with increasing familiarity with the group for favored groups and increases with increasing familiarity for unfavored groups. The stereotypes of five national groups including the respondents' own group were measured with a newly developed instrument wherein the Ss rate each group in terms of the 15 EPPS needs. Affection for and familiarity with the foreign groups was measured with rating scales. The results indicate that the respondents did have consistent impressions as to the characters of the groups. Furthermore, these stereotypes differed from one another in varying degrees and a method of visually representing the similarities among the stereotypes is presented. The data only partially confirmed the specified hypotheses. Reasons for the lack of complete confirmation are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CULTURE, SOCIOMETRICS), BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, UNITED STATES, FRANCE, USSR, CHINA, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE