Tuesday, January 15, 2013

PsycNET - Option to Buy

PsycNET - Option to Buy: Five studies show that being the target of a positive stereotype is a negative interpersonal experience for those from individualistic cultures because positive stereotypes interfere with their desire to be seen as individuals separate from their groups.

Non-intuitive at first, but totally makes sense. Perhaps this is a contributing factor to depression/anxiety among very attractive women who are in an exhibitory profession (modeling, acting, etc) ?

My takeaway: be considerate about the circumstances and motivations for opening your mouth, even if you think you're about to say a good thing.