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A special gift we bestow on you for being representative of us: Considering leader charisma from a self-categorization perspective

Platow, Michael; van Knippenberg, Daan; Haslam, S. Alexander; van Knippenberg, Barbara; Spears, Russell


Two experiments tested hypotheses, derived from social identity and self-categorization theories, regarding the attribution of charisma to leaders. In Experiment I (N = 203), in-group prototypical leaders were attributed greater levels of charisma and were perceived to be more persuasive than in-group non-prototypical leaders. In Experiment 2 (N = 220), leaders described with in-group stereotypical characteristics were attributed relatively high levels of charisma regardless of their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/014466605X41986


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