Accession Number : ADA115571
Title : The Role of Persons as Organizing Categories in Social Cognition.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Pryor,John B ; Mitchell,Mark ; Tyner,Linda
PDF Url : ADA115571
Report Date : Jan 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 60
Abstract : Five studies investigated the factors that cause persons to emerge as organizing categories during the initial classifcation of social information about individuals in groups. Pre-integration categorization processes were studied using a speeded classification procedure. The collective evidence established that person discriminability and strength of the person-descriptor association are important determinents of the categorization process. These findings emerged for both generic knowledge structures and newly developed person categories.
Descriptors : *Social psychology, *Information systems, *Perception(Psychology), Classification, Time, Errors
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE