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The authenticity of cultural products: a psychological perspective

Kreuzbauer, Robert and Keller, J (2017) The authenticity of cultural products: a psychological perspective Current Directions in Psychological Science.

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Abstract

Authenticity is a central concern in the evaluation of cultural products. But why do people judge some cultural products as more authentic than others? We provide a psychological explanation centered on the judgment of authenticity as a ‘truth-seeking’ process. Observers evaluate whether the perceivable features of the cultural product truthfully capture cultural knowledge, as well as the inferred agency control and intentionality of the producer as a conveyer of cultural knowledge. We argue that while no cultural product is inherently authentic, individuals rely on the same psychological processes when judging cultural products’ authenticity. We discuss how our approach applies to any cultural product, including art, architecture, cuisine, tourism and sports.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Surrey Business School
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kreuzbauer, Robertr.kreuzbauer@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Keller, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2 August 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 Association for Psychological Science. Published by Sage.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Authenticity, Psychological Valuation, Judgment, Cultural Evolution,
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 May 2017 13:19
Last Modified : 20 Jul 2017 13:49
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/814077

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