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Task-groups as self-categories: A social identity perspective on status generalization

Oldmeadow, Julian; Platow, Michael; Foddy, Margaret


In this paper we incorporate the concept of self-categorization into status characteristics theory to offer a group-based approach to status generalization. We suggest that task-groups can be understood as self-categories, and that the cognitive and motivational processes associated with psychological group formation have implications for status characteristics theory. In Study 1 self-categorization with an other in terms of a shared group membership increased collective orientation. In Study 2...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Research in Social Psychology


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