Positive Impressions: More Important Than Group Membership in the Ultimate Attribution Error

Time and Location
Poster Session X - Board: X-122
Sunday May 25, 2008, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Kevin J. Apple
James Madison University

Patrick J. Munhall
Ohio University, Lancaster

Research concerning the Ultimate Attribution Error is confounded because participants do not like the outgroup member. Whether the results are due to group membership or liking is unclear. By manipulating the group membership and liking of the target, we provide evidence that liking is a moderator variable for this effect.

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Laura L. Carstensen