Choosing the right level of analysis: Stereotypes shape social reality via collective action

Ben Tappin, Ryan McKay, Dominic Abrams

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Jussim argues that the self-fulfilling prophecy and expectancy effects of descriptive stereotypes are not potent shapers of social reality. However, his conclusion that descriptive stereotypes per se do not shape social reality is premature and overly reductionist. We review evidence that suggests descriptivestereotypes do have a substantial influence on social reality, by virtue of their influence on collective action.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue numbere13
Early online date22 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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