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Majority, minority, and parity: Effects of gender and group size on perceived group variability

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We investigated the effects of gender and group size on perceptions of group variability, using groups of students taking different majors that varied in the proportion of men and women (female-majority, parity, and male-majority). We found that both group size and gender had consistent effects on perceived out-group variability, even when potentially confounded alternative explanations were assessed. Men showed a stronger out-group homogeneity effect than women, except when women were in the...

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Publisher copy:
10.1177/019027250807100203
Journal:
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY QUARTERLY More from this journal
Volume:
71
Issue:
2
Pages:
114-142
Publication date:
2008-06-01
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EISSN:
1939-8999
ISSN:
0190-2725
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:9744
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uuid:90761e6a-36d1-4cdb-98eb-c0835aebca06
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pubs:9744
Source identifiers:
9744
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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