Society and Workplace Diversity Research Group

Stereotypes and social perception

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Based on models of stereotype content and the relationship between stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, our work explores stereotypes of different social groups in Norwegian society and address the role of specific emotions in the relationship between stereotypes and discrimination. We are also interested in how gender stereotypes interact with other social category memberships, and how social perception is shaped by both features of the target and the perceiver.   

Work on stereotypes and prejudices as both individual and collective constructs has also inspired a new line of studies into misperceptions of norms.