Seeing red or feeling blue: Differentiated intergroup emotions and ingroup identification in soccer fans

Crisp, R.J. and Heuston, S. and Farr, M.J. and Turner, R.N. (2007) Seeing red or feeling blue: Differentiated intergroup emotions and ingroup identification in soccer fans. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10 (1). pp. 9-26. ISSN 1368-4302 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this study we examined how social identity threat, contextualized as soccer fans' reactions to their team's success or failure, can lead to differentiated emotional expression as a function of ingroup identification. We predicted that negative responses to threat (a team losing a match) would be qualitatively differentiated for lower and higher ingroup identifiers in terms of both emotions and action tendencies. English male soccer fans were tested in three sessions (following matches resulting in two losses and one win). The findings supported the hypotheses: following match losses lower identifiers felt sad but not angry whereas higher identifiers felt angry but not sad. These qualitatively different negative emotional reactions to match loss mediated reported action tendencies. We discuss how these findings support intergroup emotions theory and the predictive utility of social identification in discerning differentiated emotional and behavioral reactions to intergroup threat

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: intergroup emotions; social identity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2008 13:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:14
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4199 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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