Arousal, processing, and risk taking: Consequences of intergroup anger

Rydell, Robert J. and Mackie, Diane M. and Maitner, Angela T. and Claypool, Heather M. and Ryan, Melissa J. and Smith, Eliot R. (2008) Arousal, processing, and risk taking: Consequences of intergroup anger. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34 (8). pp. 1141-1152. ISSN 0146-1672. (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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Intergroup emotions theory (IET) posits that when social categorization is salient, individuals feel the same emotions as others who share their group membership. Extensive research supporting this proposition has relied heavily on self-reports of group-based emotions. In three experiments, the authors provide converging evidence that group-based anger has subtle and less explicitly controlled consequences for information processing, using measures that do not rely on self-reported emotional experience. Specifically, the authors show that intergroup anger involves arousal (Experiment 1), reduces systematic processing of persuasive messages (Experiment 2), is moderated by group identification (Experiment 2, posttest), and compared to intergroup fear, increases risk taking (Experiment 3). These findings provide converging evidence that consistent with IET, emotions triggered by social categorization have psychologically consequential effects and are not evident solely in self-reports.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: intergroup emotion; anger; arousal; persuasion; risk taking
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Maureen Cook
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2009 17:07
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 11:42
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