Cognitive Biases in Social Categorization: Process and Consequences

C. Neil Macrae, Miles R.C. Hewstone

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The present chapter outlines the process of social categorization and its resultant biases. In particular attention is directed to the effects of social categorization on the perception of others, causal attribution, and social memory. Recent research in each of these areas is critically reviewed and the need for a coherent theoretical framework implicating both the cognitive and motivational aspects of social categorization is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-348
Number of pages24
JournalAdvances in Psychology
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


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