Abstract

Affect control theory focuses on interaction among individuals, not groups. Groups, like individual identities, vary in affective sentiments across the dimensions of evaluation, potency, and activity, but a separate literature shows the importance of the group perceptions of entitativity, homogeneity, essentialism, and agency. Therefore, to consider affect control theory's applicability to groups, we compare these principal group perceptions to affective sentiments for 64 group concepts. The results reveal that affective sentiments correlate with all four group perceptions in meaningful ways.

Department(s)

Psychological Science

Comments

This work was funded by the University of Missouri System Research Board Grant “Affective Impression of Groups versus Individuals” to Daniel B. Shank.

Keywords and Phrases

Controlled Study; Human; Perception

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1088-7423

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 The Authors, All rights reserved.

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Psychology Commons

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