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Examining the Preconditions for Psychological Group Membership: Perceived Social Interdependence as the Outcome of Self-Categorization

Platow, Michael; Grace, Diana; Smithson, Michael


A fundamental question of social psychology centers on the nature and definition of social groups. The authors address this question by examining preconditions of psychological group membership. Participants were either socially categorized into minimal groups or had their personal identities made salient. They then responded to a series of measures designed to generate a perceived 2 × 2 outcome matrix. Following Thibaut and Kelley's interdependence theory, participants' outcome matrices were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychological and Personality Science
DOI: 10.1177/1948550611407081


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