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Stereotype Accuracy Is One of The Largest and Most Replicable Effects in All of Social Psychology

30th September 2017

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Stereotypes exist because of reasons; they don’t just fall out of the sky like snowflakes.

Of course a stereotype doesn’t tell you anything factual about particular individuals — it tells you likelihoods and probabilities about groups. But if you meet an individual you don’t know from a group with which you don’t have a lot of contact, you have to play the odds for your own safety’s sake … and the odds are that betting according to the stereotype is the safe play.

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