Search for dissertations about: "stereotype"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the word stereotype.

  1. 1. Justice needs a blindfold : Effects of defendants’ gender and attractiveness on judicial evaluation

    Author : Angela S. Ahola; Sven Å. Christianson; Leslie Zebrowitz; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; stereotype; gender; appearance; attractiveness; emotionality; violence; vividness; eye witness; memory; Cognitive science; Kognitionsforskning; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : Gender and appearance affect our judgments regarding an individual’s personality, profession, and morality, and create a reference frame within which to act toward that person. The main question of the present thesis is whether these kinds of stereotypical conceptions have implications for the judicial process: how professionals within the judicial process evaluate and judge a defendant, and how and what eyewitnesses remember. READ MORE

  2. 2. Prejudice: The Interplay of Personality, Cognition, and Social Psychology

    Author : Nazar Akrami; Bo Ekehammar; Rainer Riemann; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Prejudice; implicit prejudice; explicit prejudice; generalized prejudice; personality; Big-Five personality; social dominance orientation; right-wing authoritarianism; social psychology; group membership; group identification; cognition; stereotype knowledge; priming; stereotype activation; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Three main theoretical approaches to the study of the causation of prejudice can be distinguished within psychological research. The cognitive approach suggests that prejudice is a function of cognitive processes where stereotypic information about social groups, stored in memory, is automatically activated and affects people’s judgements and behavior toward members of the target group. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stereotypes: Suppression, Forgetting, and False Memory

    Author : Tadesse Araya; Georg Stenberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Social psychology; Stereotype suppression; stereotype control; prejudice; priming; directed forgetting; DRM paradigm; false recall; false recognition; Socialpsykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : This thesis presents four studies investigating (1) whether incidentally primed control-related words can attenuate the impact of activated stereotypes on subsequent evaluation of a target person, (2) the impact of motivated forgetting on the recall of stereotypically congruent and incongruent information, and (3) the impact of a directed forgetting instruction on the false recall and recognition of nonpresented stereotypical information.In three experiments, Study I showed that participants initially primed with the social category, immigrant, and subsequently primed with words that were evocative of control or self-control made less negative impression of a target displaying ambiguous behaviors than participants not exposed to such words. READ MORE

  4. 4. Campus clowns and the canon : David Lodge's campus fiction

    Author : Eva Lambertsson Björk; Åke Bergvall; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; campus; ideology; authoritative discourse; internally persuasive discourse; intertext; cnaon; church; status quo; stereotype;

    Abstract : This is a study of David Lodge's campus novels: The British Museum is Falling Down, Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work. Unlike most previous studies of Lodge's work, which have focussed on literary-theoretical issues, this dissertation .aims at unravelling some of the ideological impulses that inform his campus fiction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tradition and Modernity : Images of Jews in Latvian Novels 1934 – 1944

    Author : Anette Reinsch-Campbell; Baiba Kangere; Lars M. Andersson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; anti-Semitism; contact zones; dehumanisation; discourse; social distance; identification; image; Jews; Latvianness; modernity; the other; ‘othering’; stereotype; tradition; Baltic languages; Baltiska språk; baltiska språk; Baltic Languages;

    Abstract : Jews have been represented in Latvian literature for centuries. This dissertation investigates the images of Jews in a comprehensive selection of Latvian novels published between 1934–1944 in order to establish whether, and to what extent, the traditional images are subject to change under the pressure of modernity, nationalism and a rapidly changing political situation. READ MORE