Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty in Sopot
The aim of the present article is to review research concerning morality and competence as two dimensions of social perception. Starting from explanation why these dimensions play such a big role in process of person perception, I will try to explain differences in patterns of inferences about traits of morality and competence by referring to actor and observer perspectives. Next I will present research that demonstrates determinants and consequences of perceiving the world through the perspective of morality. The closing part of present work contains description of research, in which morality and competence were shown as dimensions of group perception.
Keywords: Morality, competence, warmth, negativity effect, positivity effect, stereotypes, group perception
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Wilmowska, I. (2009). Morality and competence as dimensions of social perception. Psychologia Społeczna, 12, 199-213.