Stereotypes, Cognition and Culture

By Dr Perry R Hinton

© 2000 – Psychology Press

224 pages

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About the Book

What are stereotypes and why do we use them? Are all stereotypes bad? Can we stop people from using them? Questions such as these have fascinated social psychologists for many years.Perry Hinton provides an accessible introduction to this key area, giving a critical and concise overview of the influential theories and approaches, as well as insights into recent work on the role of language and culture in stereotyping.

Table of Contents

List of Figures. Series Preface. Introduction. The The Categorical Perception of People. Cognitive Processing and Stereotyping. Stereotypes as Explanations: Attribution and Inference. Stereotyping and Intergroup Perception. Language Stereotypes. Stereotypes and Culture. Conclusion. Glossary, References, Index.

About the Series

Psychology Focus

The Psychology Focus Series, edited by Perry Hinton of Thames Valley University, provides students with a new focus on key topic areas in psychology.

It supports students taking modules in psychology, whether for a psychology degree or a combined programme, and those renewing their qualifications in a related discipline.

Each short book:

  • presents clear, in-depth coverage of a discrete area with many applied examples
  • assumes no prior knowledge of psychology
  • has been written by an experienced teacher
  • has chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary of terms

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology