Ruscher et al. (2005) Ruscher, J. B., Cralley, E. L., O'Farrell, K. J., (2005). How newly acquainted dyads develop shared stereotypic impressions through conversation. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations,8, 259-270

At initial acquaintance, feelings of closeness should encourage conversing individuals to try to get along with one another by finding points of agreement. When presented with a potentially stereotyped third-party (e.g., an elderly woman), newly-acquainted dyads who feel especially close focus their conversations around easily agreed upon stereotype attributes. They also spontaneously agree upon these attributes, and reference stereotypic exemplars. Consequently, the resulting shared impressions of close dyads are highly stereotypic.

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