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    The social aetiology of essentialist beliefs

    O'Connor, Cliodhna and Joffe, Helene (2014) The social aetiology of essentialist beliefs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37 (5). pp. 498-499. ISSN 0140-525X

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    This commentary highlights the importance of attending to the sociocultural contexts that foster essentialist ideas. It contends that Cimpian & Salomon's (C&S's) model undervalues the extent to which the development of essentialist beliefs is contingent on social experience. The result is a restriction of the model's applicability to real-world instances of essentialism-fuelled prejudice and discrimination.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: social aetiology; essentialist beliefs;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 6614
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    Depositing User: Cliodhna O'Connor
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 15:10
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    Publisher: Cambridge Open
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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