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The social aetiology of essentialist beliefs
O'Connor, Cliodhna; Joffe, Helene
This commentary highlights the importance of attending to the sociocultural contexts that foster essentialist ideas. It contends that Cimpian & Salomon's (C&S's) model undervalues the extent to which the development of essentialist beliefs is contingent on social experience. The result is a restriction of the model's applicability to real-world instances of essentialism-fuelled prejudice and discrimination.
Keyword(s): social aetiology; essentialist beliefs
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): O'Connor, Cliodhna and Joffe, Helene (2014) The social aetiology of essentialist beliefs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37 (5). pp. 498-499. ISSN 0140-525X
Publisher(s): Cambridge Open
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