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This two experiment paper adapted the assumptions of Fiske et al's Continuum Model of Impression Formation to address the development of shared impressions in dyads, focusing on the importance of consensus motivation. Consensus motivation focused conversation around stereotype-congruent information, and encouraged the formation of shared stereotypic impressions. However, although accuracy motivation encouraged focus on stereotype- incongruent information, it failed to encourage individuated impressions.

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