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Psychological group memberships as outcomes of resource distributions

Platow, Michael; Grace, Diana; Wilson, Nicole; Burton, Derek; Wilson, Andrew


We propose that people can and will infer group memberships from resource distributions, and that these distributions have implications for people's understandings of the groups themselves and their own associations with these groups. We derive hypotheses from social identity and self-categorization theories, and test them in three experiments. In Experiment 1, participants systematically rated specific patterns of group memberships as more likely than others in light of specific resource...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.489


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