Who’s your out-group?

See related posts in rationalist sphere: Scott Alexander, I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup Jakob Falkovich, In-Groups, Out-Groups, and the IDW (in Quillette) So the story goes like this: once upon a time, the European countries had a great war. Then they had another great war. After the second one, people in academia who…

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New paper out: Are Danes’ Immigration Policy Preferences Based on Accurate Stereotypes?

Yes, I know, images are not working right now. It’s due to site maintenance! Kirkegaard, E. O., Carl, N., & Bjerrekær, J. D. (2020). Are Danes’ Immigration Policy Preferences Based on Accurate Stereotypes?. Societies, 10(2), 29. Stereotypes about 32 country-of-origin groups were measured using an online survey of the adult, non-elderly Danish population (n =…

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Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences by Yueh-Ting Lee, Lee J. Jussim, and Clark R. McCauley (1995, review)

Did anyone reads this 1995 edited book on stereotype accuracy? Seems it didn't get too much attention. It's on libgen.https://t.co/Gmb5LpLVgO pic.twitter.com/3rb6AmWVm3 — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) January 25, 2020 McCauley, C. R., Jussim, L. J., & Lee, Y. T. (1995). Stereotype accuracy: Toward appreciating group differences. American Psychological Association. http://93.174.95.27/book/index.php?md5=A0B7B83B064D2C087EEBDEA8032D90EA I recently tweeted this…

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New paper out: Public Preferences and Reality: Crime Rates among 70 Immigrant Groups in the Netherlands

Kirkegaard, E. O. W. & de Kuijper, M. (2020). Public Preferences and Reality: Crime Rates among 70 Immigrant Groups in the Netherlands. Mankind Quarterly, 60(3) journal link (gated) We estimated crime rates among 70 origin-based immigrant groups in the Netherlands for the years 2005-2018. Results indicated that crime rates have overall been falling for each…

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Stereotype accuracy: summary of some studies

Now that the video is up, here’s some other studies I came across. Falkenberg, L. (1990). Improving the accuracy of stereotypes within the workplace. Journal of Management, 16(1), 107-118. Has a pretty straightforward summary of stereotypes and stereotyping: Organizations experience high levels of inefficiency when decisions are based on inaccurate stereotypes. As humans are dependent…

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Stereotype threat: current evidence in January 2020

Stereotype threat is: a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of conforming to stereotypes about their social group.[1][2] Stereotype threat is purportedly a contributing factor to long-standing racial and gender gaps in academic performance. It may occur whenever an individual’s performance might confirm a negative stereotype because stereotype…

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The amazing stereotype accuracy of sex differences in movie genre preferences

Wühr, P., Lange, B. P., & Schwarz, S. (2017). Tears or fears? Comparing gender stereotypes about movie preferences to actual preferences. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 428. This study investigated the accuracy of gender-specific stereotypes about movie-genre preferences for 17 genres. In Study 1, female and male participants rated the extent to which 17 movie genres…

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The intelligence of stereotypes

The theory seems obvious: since stereotypes are just beliefs about groups, having more accurate stereotypes would be expected to be related to intelligence, just as having more accurate beliefs on most other topics relates to intelligence. The theoretical expectation of stereotype accuracy and intelligence is stronger because it’s a direct test of pattern recognition with…

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