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Of bikers, teachers and Germans: groups diverging views about their prototypicality

Waldzus, Sven; Mummendey, Amelie; Wenzel, Michael; Boettcher, Franziska


The in-group projection model hypothesizes that members of social groups generalize attributes of their in-group to a superordinate category that provides dimensions for comparisons between in-group and out-group (in-group projection). As a result, both groups in an intergroup situation should disagree about their relative prototypicality for the superordinate category. Three studies confirmed this prediction. In Study I (N = 54), it was found that different groups of motor bikers...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/0144666042037944


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