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Intergroup Biases: A Focus on Stereotype Content

Author(s): Fiske, Susan T.

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Abstract: Impressions of others, including societal groups, systematically array along two dimensions, warmth (trustworthiness/friendliness) and competence. Social structures of competition and status respectively predict these usually orthogonal dimensions. Prejudiced emotions (pride, pity, contempt, and envy) target each quadrant, and distinct discriminatory behavioral tendencies result. The Stereotype Content Model (SCM) patterns generalize across time (2oth century), culture (every populated continent), level of analysis (targets from individuals to subtypes to groups to nations), and measures (from neural to self-report to societal indicators). Future directions include individual differences in endorsement of these cultural stereotypes and how perceivers view combinations across the SCM space.
Publication Date: Jun-2015
Citation: Fiske, Susan T. (2015). Intergroup Biases: A Focus on Stereotype Content. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 3 (45 - 50. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.01.010
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.01.010
ISSN: 2352-1546
Pages: 45 - 50
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
Version: Author's manuscript

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