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Finding our way in the social world exploring the dimensions underlying social classification

Sven Pattyn (UGent) , Yves Rosseel (UGent) and Alain Van Hiel (UGent)
(2013) SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 44(5). p.329-348
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People readily use social categories in their daily interactions with others. Although many scholars have focused on social categorization, they have largely neglected the cognitive representation of stimuli as a basis of this process. The present work aims to determine what dimensions are commonly used to organize the social world. The main dimensions of the social mental map are extracted from sorting data pertaining to a wide variety of social stimuli. Dimensions reflecting conventionalism, age, gender, physical versus cognitive orientation, warmth, and deviance are revealed. Furthermore, we show important individual differences in the extent to which each of these dimensions are attended to. We also establish the stability and reliability of our findings in a follow-up and a replication study.
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social classification, mental representation, social stimuli, COGNITIVE ORGANIZATION, MULTIDIMENSIONAL-SCALING METHODS, STEREOTYPE CONTENT, PERSON MEMORY, COMPETENCE, CATEGORIZATION, WARMTH, MODEL, SUBTYPES, PREJUDICE, social dimensions

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Pattyn, Sven, Yves Rosseel, and Alain Van Hiel. 2013. “Finding Our Way in the Social World Exploring the Dimensions Underlying Social Classification.” Social Psychology 44 (5): 329–348.
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Pattyn, S., Rosseel, Y., & Van Hiel, A. (2013). Finding our way in the social world exploring the dimensions underlying social classification. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44(5), 329–348.
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Pattyn S, Rosseel Y, Van Hiel A. Finding our way in the social world exploring the dimensions underlying social classification. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS; 2013;44(5):329–48.
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Pattyn, Sven, Yves Rosseel, and Alain Van Hiel. “Finding Our Way in the Social World Exploring the Dimensions Underlying Social Classification.” SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 44.5 (2013): 329–348. Print.
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  abstract     = {People readily use social categories in their daily interactions with others. Although many scholars have focused on social categorization, they have largely neglected the cognitive representation of stimuli as a basis of this process. The present work aims to determine what dimensions are commonly used to organize the social world. The main dimensions of the social mental map are extracted from sorting data pertaining to a wide variety of social stimuli. Dimensions reflecting conventionalism, age, gender, physical versus cognitive orientation, warmth, and deviance are revealed. Furthermore, we show important individual differences in the extent to which each of these dimensions are attended to. We also establish the stability and reliability of our findings in a follow-up and a replication study.},
  author       = {Pattyn, Sven and Rosseel, Yves and Van Hiel, Alain},
  issn         = {1864-9335},
  journal      = {SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {329--348},
  publisher    = {HOGREFE \& HUBER PUBLISHERS},
  title        = {Finding our way in the social world exploring the dimensions underlying social classification},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000130},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2013},
}

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