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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2014, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (8): 1294-1302.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.01294

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Meta-stereotype and Its Impacts on Intergroup Relations

HE Wen;SUN Yawen;LUO Junlong   

  1. College of Education, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
  • Received:2014-03-10 Online:2014-08-15 Published:2014-08-15
  • Contact: LUO Junlong


Meta-stereotype refers to a person’s beliefs regarding the stereotype that out-group members hold about his or her own group. As intergroup meta-perception, the content and valence of meta-stereotype can reflect intergroup relations to a certain extent. In recent years, more and more researches had demonstrated that meta-stereotype exerted stronger influence on intergroup relation than other-stereotype. Meta-stereotype activation is more complicated and leads to a series of effects on people’s feeling, thought and behavior. Future research should further explore the following issues: researchers should pay more attention to mental mechanism of meta-stereotype impacts on intergroup relations; explore the strategies that meta-stereotype may improve intergroup relations, different groups in the Chinese cultural context should also be taken into consideration in the research.

Key words: meta-stereotype, activation, intergroup relations