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Social Creativity in Olympic Medal Counts: Observing the Expression of Ethnocentric Fairness

Platow, Michael; Hunter, John A; Branscombe, Nyla R; Grace, Diana


Although fairness rules provide a basis for conflict resolution, social and psychological processes can lead people to use these rules flexibly to allow their own groups to compare favorably relative to other groups. In two studies, we examined the expression of such ethnocentric fairness in the context of the Olympic Games. Participants rated the fairness of different methods of determining relative rankings of countries’ performances. Results showed that participants used fairness rules...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Justice Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11211-014-0219-1


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