In the present study the SCM was applied to a specific and culturally salient intergroup relationship: Northern versus Southern Italians. We aimed to investigate whether the perceptions of structural attributes and their related stereotypic traits would remain the same when judgments were expressed by group members. Two student samples were recruited, one from Northern (N = 183), the other from Southern Italy (N = 182). Using questionnaires, the SCM main hypotheses were tested. Results are consistent with the model's predictions, and reflect the cultural stereotypes of the two groups. However, some interesting unexpected results were found and discussed.
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