Antecedents and consequences of satisfaction and guilt following ingroup aggression

Maitner, Angela T. and Mackie, Diane M. and Smith, Eliot R. (2007) Antecedents and consequences of satisfaction and guilt following ingroup aggression. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10 (2). pp. 223-237. ISSN 1368-4302 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Three studies investigated the role of intergroup satisfaction in intergroup conflict. After reading about real acts of aggression committed by an ingroup, participants reported how those actions made them feel and how much they would support similar aggression in the future. In all three studies, experiencing intergroup satisfaction increased support for similar aggression, whereas experiencing intergroup guilt decreased support for similar aggression. Study 2 showed that ingroup identification increased justification appraisals, which increased satisfaction and decreased guilt, and thus increased support for future aggression. Study 3 provided an experimental test of the model: when justification appraisals were manipulated, emotion and support for further aggression changed accordingly. These findings demonstrate conditions under which intergroup satisfaction can facilitate and sustain intergroup conflict.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: guilt; identification; intergroup emotion; satisfaction
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2008 11:12
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 12:45
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