Diversity at work by Arthur P. Brief

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In short, without going in depth here, we note that it matters to look at both sides of the story. Understanding attitudes toward diversity So far, we have discussed individual psychological processes that result in consequences at the group level. In this mostly cognitive vein, people automatically act on unexamined processes and emotions: They fall prey to categorization effects, favor the ingroup, guard against the outgroup, and painfully, yet ineffectively, try to block their biases. However, humans are willful and agentic in another sense.

1987). The smaller the ratio, the more the target group embodies a coherent unit; therefore, categorized groups minimize within-group differences and maximize between-group differences. Further, normative fit requires that these differences, both within and between, align with the perceiver’s beliefs about the group in that context, that the group fits expectations, or socially shared meanings of those groups (Turner and Oakes, 1989). An interplay between comparative fit and normative fit processes guides stereotype construction.

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