Title: The evaluative face of a descriptive model: Communion and agency in Peabody's tetradic model of trait organization
Authors: Peeters, Guido # ×
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Wiley
Series Title: European journal of social psychology vol:38 issue:7 pages:1066-1072
Abstract: An important strand of research on cognitive trait organization is connected with Peabody’s (1967) tetradic model stressing two non-evaluative dimensions: tight–loose and assertive–unassertive. The relationship of this model with the communion/agency model involving two evaluative dimensions is discussed and empirically investigated. It is shown that the models are orthogonally related suggesting four trait categories: agentic tight–loose, communal tight–loose, agentic assertive–unassertive and communal assertive–unassertive. Implications are discussed regarding the interpretation of stereotype contents, the validity of the tetradic and communion/agency models and the development of a functionalist approach of social perception and judgment.
ISSN: 0046-2772
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Social and Cultural Psychology
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