Implicit and Explicit Social Attitudes and Personality Traits
Brief Description of Research Activities
In recent decades social psychologists have been profoundly studying the role of cognitive processes that resulted in formation of the social-cognitive approach. Personality within this approach is regarded not as a cognitive “information processor” but as a “motivated tactician” (Schwarz, 2000). Study of “cold” cognition in cognitive psychology is opposed to “warm” cognition (ibid) by the Social and Cognitive Paradigm. Study of “warm” cognition includes, along with the traditional cognitive problems of coding, storage and retrieval of information, the problems of emotional, motivational and unconscious factors (Lachman, Lachman, & Butterfield, 1979).
Selected Publications Characterising Scientific Research Trend
Shchebetenko, S.A. Russians’ attitudes to immigrants: Effects of cognitive load, stereotype and personality traits // Psychological Journal, 2010, vol. 31, issue 2, p. 28-38. (In Russian)
Shchebetenko, S.A., & Weinshtein, S.V. On measuring personality traits by reaction-time (Part 2: the research results) // Perm University Bulletin: Philosophy. Psychology. Sociology. 2010, issue 4, p. 52-72. (In Russian)
Shchebetenko, S. Psychometrics of Russian Version of Needs for Cognition Scale // Perm University Bulletin: Philosophy. Psychology. Sociology. 2011, issue 6, p. 88-100. (In Russian)