A Contextual Approach to Stereotype Content Model: Stereotype Contents in Context
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The present paper aims to review the strengths and weakness of the Stereotype Content Model (SCM; Fiske et al., 2002). Thus, a context sensitive perspective was provided to overcome the shortcomings of SCM. In the first section, contributions of SCM are discussed. Secondly, a special focus is devoted to the competence and warmth dimensions to identify several difficulties of the model. Finally, a context sensitive perspective is suggested to overcome these difficulties. In this perspective, three contextual factors suggested: the kinds of competition, legitimacy of status, and constraints of social reality. Finally, limitations and suggestions for future studies are presented. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.