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Group-Based Trust in Strangers: The Role of Stereotypes and Expectations

Foddy, Margaret; Platow, Michael; Yamagishi, Toshio

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Across two studies, we provide evidence for group-based trust in strangers. Specifically, when we offered participants a choice between an unknown monetary allocation made by an in-group (university or major) or an out-group allocator, both of whom had total control over the distribution of an identical sum of money, participants strongly preferred the in-group allocator. This preference occurred regardless of whether the stereotype of the in-group was relatively more positive or more negative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38862
Source: Psychological Science
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02312.x

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