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Honors Project




East Asians-Relations, Stereotypes (Social psychology), Image (Philosophy), Interpersonal relations, Social groups, Images, Image theory, Stereotype content model, China, Japan, Intergroup images, Intergroup relationships


Both the stereotype content model and intergroup image theory argue that the structural relationships among groups predict the stereotypes and images they hold about their out-groups. Using samples of Chinese and Japanese subjects, I found support for hypotheses derived from each theoretical framework. Structural variables predicted both simple stereotypes and more complex images of Korea, China, and Japan. Moreover, I found support for the possibility that the emotions that result from out-group stereotypes as suggested by the stereotype content model may define the details of the more elaborate out-group images. In line with the stereotype content model, I also found that the perception of out-group resources and power affects perceived competence of that outgroup, whereas perceived domination intent of an out-group affects the images of that out-group.




56 p. : ill. Honors Project--Smith College, Northampton, Mass., 2010. Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-55)