Evaluation as a function of correspondence and hedonic relevance

Alan L. Chaikin, Joel Cooper

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An experiment was conducted to test and refine some of the implications of Jones and Davis' (1965) model of the attribution process in person perception. Subjects read anecdotes about actors who performed either in-role (low correspondence) or out-of-role (high correspondence) behaviors which were positive, negative, or neutral in the subject's estimation (hedonic relevance). Respect and admiration for the actor were influenced by both hedonic relevance and correspondence (did the action reflect an inner attribute?), but liking and friendship were affected by hedonic relevance only. The implications for the evaluation process in person perception were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-264
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental Social Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1973

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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