Title

Demonstrating the concept of illusory correlation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Publication Source

Teaching of Psychology

Volume

27

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

273-276

Abstract

Describes a classroom activity that illustrates the functions of illusory correlation in psychology. Explanation of how social stereotypes are partly due to basic cognitive processes; Stimulus for discussing related social psychological issues and methodological procedures; Influence of content on stereotypes

Disciplines

Psychology