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Political disagreement in intergroup terms: Contextual variation and the influence of power

O'Brien, Lean; McGarty, Craig


In two studies we examined justificatory attributions made in the face of political disagreement. Study 1 showed that Australian supporters and opponents of Australian involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq made stereotypical attributions that justified the superiority of the in-group over the out-group. Stereotypical attributions were consistent with the justification that the supporters of the war had been misled by dishonest political leaders. Study 2 replicated this pattern with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/014466608X299717


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