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The Ingroup as Pars Pro Toto : Projection From the Ingroup Onto the Inclusive Category as a Precursor to Social Discrimination

Wenzel, Michael; Mummendey, Amelie; Weber, Ulrike; Waldzus, Sven


In an approach to intergroup discrimination and tolerance, it is assumed that the oulgroup's difference from the ingroup is evaluated with reference to the prototype of the higher-order category that includes both groups. Two correlational studies yielded evidence that (a) group members tend to perceive their ingroup as relatively prototypical for the inclusive category (projection), (b) members highly identified with both ingroup and inclusive category (dual identity) tend to project most, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
DOI: 10.1177/0146167202250913


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