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Rater Wealth Predicts Perceptions of Outgroup Competence

Title: Rater Wealth Predicts Perceptions of Outgroup Competence.
Name(s): Chan, Wayne, author
McCrae, Robert R., author
Rogers, Darrin, author
Weimer, Amy, author
Greenberg, David, author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: National income has a pervasive influence on the perception of ingroup stereotypes, with high status and wealthy targets perceived as more competent. In two studies we investigated the degree to which economic wealth of raters related to perceptions of outgroup competence. Raters' economic wealth predicted trait ratings when 1) raters in 48 other cultures rated Americans' competence and 2) Mexican Americans rated Anglo Americans' competence. Rater wealth also predicted ratings of interpersonal warmth on the culture level. In conclusion, raters' economic wealth, either nationally or individually, is significantly associated with perception of outgroup members, supporting the notion that ingroup conditions or stereotypes function as frames of reference in evaluating outgroup traits.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0012 (IID), 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.08.001 (DOI)
Keywords: stereotypes, national character, wealth, competence, group perceptions
Note: Published in final edited form as: J Res Pers. 2011 December; 45(6): 597–603. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.08.001'>">10.1016/j.jrp.2011.08.001
Citation: Chan W, McCrae RR, Rogers DL, Weimer AA, Greenberg DM, & Terracciano A (2011). Rater wealth predicts perceptions of outgroup competence. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 597-603.
Subject(s): Medical sciences
Social sciences
Social psychology
Social interaction
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Research in Personality.
Issue: 6, 45

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Chan, W., McCrae, R. R., Rogers, D., Weimer, A., Greenberg, D., & Terracciano, A. (2011). Rater Wealth Predicts Perceptions of Outgroup Competence. Journal Of Research In Personality. Retrieved from