Of nice and mean: The personal relevance of others’ competence drives perceptions of warmth

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serval:BIB_747884B37D7E
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Of nice and mean: The personal relevance of others’ competence drives perceptions of warmth
Périodique
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Auteur(s)
Carrier Antonin, Dompnier Benoît, Yzerbyt Vincent
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/11/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
45
Numéro
11
Pages
1549-1562
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Past research shows that when forming an impression of an interdependent person, perceivers are motivated to look for information relevant to their goals and interests. The present experiments examined what happens after this information- seeking stage and showed that the relevance of the target’s attributes for one’s goals and interests drives warmth impressions. Using both a scenario (Experiment 1) and realistic methodologies (Experiment 3), we showed that when the perceiver had to collaborate with a target, the more competent the target, the more perceivers anticipated success and the more the target came across as warm. By contrast, in a competition setting, the competence of the target negatively affected prospects of success and impressions of warmth. Experiment 2 further showed that the target’s competence drove warmth impressions only when perceivers attached a great value to the success of the task, suggesting that these inferences have a motivational underpinning.
Mots-clé
impression formation, warmth and competence, interdependance, motivated perception, social perception
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05/02/2018 15:44
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03/10/2019 13:46
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