Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

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Self-Stereotyping

  • Niloufar LuekeEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2429-1

Synonyms

Definition

According to self-categorization theory (Turner et al. 1987), self-perception is influenced by salient self-categories, and the ascription of ingroup-defining characteristics to the self is defined as self-stereotyping.

Introduction

Self-categorization theory (Turner et al. 1987) posits that group-level processes occur through the process of categorizing or cognitively grouping the self as either similar to or distinct from another class of stimuli. One can categorize the self on a personal level, as a unique individual, different from other individuals (based on idiosyncratic attributes), or conversely, categorization can be done on a sociallevel, in terms of identification with social groups, which would render one’s cognition to be filtered through a salient social identity. The operation of self-concept on a personal or social level is thought to be...

Keywords

Reproductive Success Sexual Selection Gender Stereotype Parental Investment Secondary Sexual Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ball State UniversityMuncieUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Carey Fitzgerald
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South Carolina - BeaufortBlufftonUSA