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