Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement.

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    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Abstract:
      Do people believe that others can improve their traits and personalities? Three experiments find that the answer depends on the trait in question. People believe that others’ potential for improving warmth traits is systematically lower than others’ potential for improving competence traits (Experiments 1a–1c). Consequently, shortcomings related to one's warmth are considered harder to overcome than shortcomings related to one's competence (Experiment 2). This asymmetry is partly rooted in people's relative inability to detect gradations in warmth-related behaviors (Experiments 3–5). Enabling participants to more easily distinguish between moderate and high levels of warmth also increased their beliefs that other people can improve warmth traits. Beliefs about potential for improvement depend on how easily a trait can be evaluated. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Chicago
    • ISSN:
      0197-3533
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213
    • Accession Number:
      111159510
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KLEIN, N. Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, [s. l.], v. 37, n. 6, p. 348–361, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Klein N. Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement. Basic & Applied Social Psychology. 2015;37(6):348-361. doi:10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213.
    • APA:
      Klein, N. (2015). Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 37(6), 348–361. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Klein, Nadav. 2015. “Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement.” Basic & Applied Social Psychology 37 (6): 348–61. doi:10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213.
    • Harvard:
      Klein, N. (2015) ‘Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement’, Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 37(6), pp. 348–361. doi: 10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Klein, N 2015, ‘Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement’, Basic & Applied Social Psychology, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 348–361, viewed 23 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Klein, Nadav. “Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement.” Basic & Applied Social Psychology, vol. 37, no. 6, Nov. 2015, pp. 348–361. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Klein, Nadav. “Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement.” Basic & Applied Social Psychology 37, no. 6 (November 2015): 348–61. doi:10.1080/01973533.2015.1111213.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Klein N. Insensitivity to Gradations in Warmth Traits Constrains Beliefs About Others’ Potential for Improvement. Basic & Applied Social Psychology [Internet]. 2015 Nov [cited 2019 Aug 23];37(6):348–61. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=111159510&custid=s8280428