Statistical learning and prejudice
2012 (English)In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, ISSN 0140-525X, E-ISSN 1469-1825, Vol. 35, no 6, 440-441 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Human behavior is guided by evolutionarily shaped brain mechanisms that make statistical predictions based on limited information. Such mechanisms are important for facilitating interpersonal relationships, avoiding dangers, and seizing opportunities in social interaction. We thus suggest that it is essential for analyses of prejudice and prejudice reduction to take the predictive accuracy and adaptivity of the studied prejudices into account.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NJ, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Vol. 35, no 6, 440-441 p.
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-61850DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X12001422PubMedID: 23164259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-61850DiVA: diva2:572348