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The role of personality and group factors in explaining prejudice

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


There has been renewed attention to personality as an explanation of prejudice. For example, Altemeyer (1988) argued that individual differences in authoritarianism should predict levels of prejudice. The personality approach focuses on individuals' psychology as individuals. In contrast, social identity theory and self-categorization theory explain prejudice in terms of collective psychology in interplay with the realities of intergroup relationships and social life. Based on this alternative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1006/jesp.2000.1473


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