Recognition bias and the physical attractiveness stereotype.

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Recognition bias and the physical attractiveness stereotype. / Rohner, Jean-Christophe; Rasmussen, Anders.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 53, Nr. 3, 2012, s. 239-246.

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T1 - Recognition bias and the physical attractiveness stereotype.

AU - Rohner, Jean-Christophe

AU - Rasmussen, Anders

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Previous studies have found a recognition bias for information consistent with the physical attractiveness stereotype (PAS), in which participants believe that they remember that attractive individuals have positive qualities and that unattractive individuals have negative qualities, regardless of what information actually occurred. The purpose of this research was to examine whether recognition bias for PAS congruent information is replicable and invariant across a variety of conditions (i.e. generalizable). The effects of nine different moderator variables were examined in two experiments. With a few exceptions, the effect of PAS congruence on recognition bias was independent of the moderator variables. The results suggest that the tendency to believe that one remembers information consistent with the physical attractiveness stereotype is a robust phenomenon.

AB - Previous studies have found a recognition bias for information consistent with the physical attractiveness stereotype (PAS), in which participants believe that they remember that attractive individuals have positive qualities and that unattractive individuals have negative qualities, regardless of what information actually occurred. The purpose of this research was to examine whether recognition bias for PAS congruent information is replicable and invariant across a variety of conditions (i.e. generalizable). The effects of nine different moderator variables were examined in two experiments. With a few exceptions, the effect of PAS congruence on recognition bias was independent of the moderator variables. The results suggest that the tendency to believe that one remembers information consistent with the physical attractiveness stereotype is a robust phenomenon.

KW - Attitude

KW - stereotype

KW - memory

KW - recognition-bias

U2 - 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2012.00939.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2012.00939.x

M3 - Article

VL - 53

SP - 239

EP - 246

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Psychology

SN - 1467-9450

IS - 3

ER -