File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: The world in black and white: Ostracism enhances the categorical perception of social information

TitleThe world in black and white: Ostracism enhances the categorical perception of social information
Authors
KeywordsCategorization
Motivation
Social exclusion
Social perception
Visual perception
Issue Date2011
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jesp
Citation
Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 2011, v. 47 n. 4, p. 836-842 How to Cite?
AbstractIn two experiments, ostracized individuals showed more pronounced categorical perception of inclusion- and exclusion-related stimuli. Specifically, ostracism enhanced the ability to distinguish between-category differences (e.g., between happy and angry faces) relative to within-category differences (e.g., between two happy expressions). Participants were socially included or excluded via Cyberball (a virtual ball-tossing task). In Experiment 1, ostracized participants showed greater perceptual acuity in distinguishing between subtly happy and angry expressions combined with a reduced ability to discriminate expressions within each expression category. Experiment 2 found analogous categorical perception effects for targets varying on the dimension of race. Importantly, this effect was specific to social information; categorical perception of non-social objects was not qualified by social exclusion. These results suggest that ostracism exacerbates categorical perception, attuning perceivers to the differences between various inclusion- and exclusion-related categories relative to within category acuity, making the world appear more 'black-and-white' than it might otherwise. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141023
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.5
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.598
ISI Accession Number ID
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorSacco, DFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWirth, JHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHugenberg, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, KDen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:23:34Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:23:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 2011, v. 47 n. 4, p. 836-842en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-1031en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141023-
dc.description.abstractIn two experiments, ostracized individuals showed more pronounced categorical perception of inclusion- and exclusion-related stimuli. Specifically, ostracism enhanced the ability to distinguish between-category differences (e.g., between happy and angry faces) relative to within-category differences (e.g., between two happy expressions). Participants were socially included or excluded via Cyberball (a virtual ball-tossing task). In Experiment 1, ostracized participants showed greater perceptual acuity in distinguishing between subtly happy and angry expressions combined with a reduced ability to discriminate expressions within each expression category. Experiment 2 found analogous categorical perception effects for targets varying on the dimension of race. Importantly, this effect was specific to social information; categorical perception of non-social objects was not qualified by social exclusion. These results suggest that ostracism exacerbates categorical perception, attuning perceivers to the differences between various inclusion- and exclusion-related categories relative to within category acuity, making the world appear more 'black-and-white' than it might otherwise. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jespen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Experimental Social Psychologyen_HK
dc.subjectCategorizationen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.subjectSocial exclusionen_HK
dc.subjectSocial perceptionen_HK
dc.subjectVisual perceptionen_HK
dc.titleThe world in black and white: Ostracism enhances the categorical perception of social informationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0022-1031&volume=47&issue=4&spage=836&epage=842&date=2011&atitle=The+world+in+black+and+white:+ostracism+enhances+the+categorical+perception+of+social+information-
dc.identifier.emailChen, Z:chenz@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChen, Z=rp00629en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jesp.2011.03.001en_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79955162641en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros193548en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-79955162641&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume47en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage836en_HK
dc.identifier.epage842en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000292663200017-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSacco, DF=25636234400en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWirth, JH=10641000300en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHugenberg, K=6602282375en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChen, Z=24723641900en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWilliams, KD=7404142839en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike8968916-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats