Chapter 7. Subjectivity in the Appraisal Process: A Facilitator of Gender Bias in Work Settings

  1. Eugene Borgida and
  2. Susan T. Fiske
  1. Madeline E. Heilman and
  2. Michelle C. Haynes

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch7

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

How to Cite

Heilman, M. E. and Haynes, M. C. (2007) Subjectivity in the Appraisal Process: A Facilitator of Gender Bias in Work Settings, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom (eds E. Borgida and S. T. Fiske), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145732

Online ISBN: 9780470696422

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Keywords:

  • appraisal process;
  • subjectivity;
  • work settings;
  • performance effectiveness;
  • positive expectations

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Subjectivity: A Much Needed Definition

  • Expectations: How Subjectivity Impacts Performance Appraisal

  • From Gender Stereotypes to Expectations

  • When Subjectivity Flourishes and Expectations can Take Hold

  • Factors that can Mitigate the Influence of Expectations Despite Subjectivity

  • Assessing the Likelihood that Subjectivity has Resulted in a Biased Judgment

  • State of the Literature: Debates and Dilemmas

  • Conclusions