"A considerable body of research evidence attests that the main function of stereotypes is to preserve cognitive resources (e.g., Bodenhausen & Lichtestein, 1987; Macrae et al., 1994b; Stangor & Duan, 1991). As capacity-saving devices, then, stereotypes are likely to be used when the perceivers are in short supply of cognitive resources, are under time pressure, or lack motivation to make a thoughtful and accurate judgment (e.g., Bargh & Pratto, 1991; Gilbert & Hixon, 1991; Fiske & Neuberg, 1990; Macrae, Stangor, & Milne, 1994c)."

~ Tadesse Araya (http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-3340)

Araya, T. (2003). Stereotypes: Suppression, Forgetting, and False Memory (PhD dissertation, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis). Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-3340

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