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Where Are We Better Than Them and They Worse Than Us? A Closer Look at Social Discrimination in Positive and Negative Domains

Reynolds, Katherine J; Turner, John C; Haslam, S A


The Australian National University This article argues that in-group favoritism occurs on positive and negative dimensions only when the dimensions of comparison provide an appropriate and meaningful basis for self-other definition, that is, when traits comparatively and normatively fit in-group-out-group categorizations. Three studies are reported in which groups were evaluated on positive or negative traits that varied in their degree of normative fit to in-group and out-group identity. In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology


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