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Title: When "different" means "worse": In-group prototypicality in changing intergroup contexts
Authors: Waldzus, S.
Mummendey, A.
Wenzel, M.
Keywords: In-group projection
Relative prototypicality
Superordinate category
Intergroup relations
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Academic Press/Elsevier
Abstract: An experiment with 213 participants provided evidence for in-group projection—the generalization of distinctive in-group attributes to a superordinate category. The frame of reference for in-group (German) judgments was manipulated by presenting either Italians or the British as an out-group. Results showed that attributes on which Germans differed from each out-group were accentuated not only in in-group judgments but also when judging Europeans. By adapting features of the superordinate category to those of the in-group, the in-group's similarity to, and the out-group's deviation from, the prototype of the superordinate category were maintained, if not emphasized. Further, higher in-group prototypicality—compared to out-group prototypicality—for the superordinate category was related to negative out-group attitudes. In-group projection was reduced when a complex representation of the superordinate category was primed.
Description: WOS:000226149400007
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2004.05.006
ISSN: 0022-1031
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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