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23/03/17 – Vincent YZERBYT

par Guillaume VALLET - publié le , mis à jour le

Compensation between competence and warmth in intergroup relations : Theoretical clarifications, structural constraints, and strategic foundations


Date : 23 mars 2017
Heure : 10h30 - 12h00
Lieu : Amphithéâtre Paul Collomp

Bien que le titre et le résumé soit en anglais, la conférence aura lieu en français.

Résumé de la conférence

Research on intergroup relations has long noted the presence of two universal dimensions in the representation of others : Whereas warmth reflects perceived intent, comprising friendliness and trustworthiness, competence relates to perceived ability, including skills and assertiveness (see Fiske, 2015). Although warmth and competence were long conceived of as positively related, recent efforts suggest that the Big Two often manifest a negative relationship. A target described as high in competence (warmth) is frequently assumed to be less warm (competent) than another target described as low in competence (warmth). Yzerbyt, Provost, and Corneille (2005) called compensation this tendency to contrast social targets on the two dimensions (for a review, Yzerbyt, 2016). We provide illustrations of the prevalence of compensatory processes in social judgment in a variety of contexts, clarify some theoretical questions, and delineate key structural constraints and strategic foundations. The accumulated evidence confirms that compensation is a major aspect of how group members regulate their interactions.


Pr. Vincent YZERBYT
Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique)

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