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Experimentally manipulated high in-group status can buffer personal self-esteem against discrimination

Platow, Michael; Byrne, Leanne; Ryan, Michelle K.


We present an experiment in which the relative status of an in-group and the discriminatory nature of a decision maker's intergroup behaviour (in-group-favouring/out-group-favouring/even-handed) were independently manipulated to observe their effects on self-esteem. Adopting a Social Identity Theory framework, and following from previous empirical work, we predicted that discrimination against one's in-group would lead to lower self-esteem among members of a low-status group but not among...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.292


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