Lammers, Joris, Gast, Anne, Unkelbach, Christian and Galinsky, Adam D. (2018). Moral Character Impression Formation Depends on the Valence Homogeneity of the Context. Soc. Psychol. Personal Sci., 9 (5). S. 576 - 586. THOUSAND OAKS: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC. ISSN 1948-5514

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Abstract

People quickly form impressions about moral character; for example, if people learn that someone cheated, they form a negative impression about that person's character and expect that person to cheat in the future. Four studies show that the formation of such moral character impressions depends on the degree of valence homogeneity in the target's context. We argue that this is the case because the degree of homogeneity in the context (the evaluative ecology) informs perceivers about the reliability of signals. Experiments 1 and 2 found that people form less strong impressions about moral character when a person's behavior occurred in a heterogeneous context, that is, if unrelated positive and negative context information cooccurred. Experiment 3 demonstrated that nonmoral valence homogeneity produces similar effects. In Experiment 4, this effect also influenced strategic decisions in economic games. Together, these studies demonstrate the evaluative ecology plays a critical role in shaping moral character impressions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Lammers, JorisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gast, AnneUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Unkelbach, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Galinsky, Adam D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-180711
DOI: 10.1177/1948550617714585
Journal or Publication Title: Soc. Psychol. Personal Sci.
Volume: 9
Number: 5
Page Range: S. 576 - 586
Date: 2018
Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Place of Publication: THOUSAND OAKS
ISSN: 1948-5514
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
PERSON PERCEPTION; TRAIT INFERENCES; SOCIAL JUDGMENT; 1ST IMPRESSIONS; INFORMATION; BEHAVIOR; IDENTIFICATION; TRUSTWORTHINESS; CATEGORIZATION; DIAGNOSTICITYMultiple languages
Psychology, SocialMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/18071

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