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Two experimental tests of trust in in-group strangers: The moderating role of common knowledge of group membership

Platow, Michael; Foddy, Margaret; Yamagishi, Toshio; Lim, Li; Chow, Aurore


The role that shared group membership plays in decisions to trust others is now well established within social psychology. A close reading of this literature, however, shows that this process is often moderated by other variables. Currently, we examined one potential moderator of this process. In particular, we evaluated the role that common knowledge of a shared social group membership between self and a to-be-trusted stranger provides as a basis for trusting this stranger. This common...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.852


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