Individual differences in behavioral prediction: The acquisition of Personal-Action Schemata
It is proposed that memory schemata connect information about a single individual's mannerisms, traits, and other characteristics to the likelihood of that individual's acting in a particular fashion. Such schemata could account for certain categorization errors in which inappropriate generalizations are made in the course of predicting the likelihood of a person's action. The study examines learning of such personal-action schemata, and evidence supportive of such schemata are obtained. Theoretical implications for clinical transferee are considered.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
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Mayer, J. D., Williams, L., & Rapp, H. C. (1993). Individual differences in behavioral prediction: The acquisition of Personal-Action Schemata. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 19, 443-451.