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Collective Narcissism and Anti-Semitism in Poland: the Mediating Role of Siege Beliefs and the Conspiracy Stereotype of Jews

Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka, Cichocka, Aleksandra (2012) Collective Narcissism and Anti-Semitism in Poland: the Mediating Role of Siege Beliefs and the Conspiracy Stereotype of Jews. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15 (2). pp. 213-229. ISSN 1368-4302. (doi:10.1177/1368430211420891)

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Abstract

Two studies examined the relationship between collective narcissism - an emotional investment in an unrealistic belief about unparalleled greatness of an in-group (Golec de Zavala et al., 2009) - and anti-Semitism in Poland. The results indicate that this relationship is simultaneously mediated by (a) a belief that the in-group is constantly threatened by hostile intentions of other groups (Polish siege beliefs; Bar-Tal & Antebi, 1992) and (b) a belief that the Jewish out-group is particularly threatening because its members secretly aim to dominate the world (the conspiracy stereotype of Jews; Bergmann, 2008; Kofta & S?dek, 2005). The results confirm earlier findings that collective narcissism is linked to increased sensitivity to intergroup threat which drives its association with intergroup hostility. The sensitivity to intergroup threat is composed of beliefs about vulnerability of the in-group and hostility of the out-group.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1368430211420891
Uncontrolled keywords: collective narcissism, anti-Semitism, siege beliefs, conspiracy stereotype of Jews
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Aleksandra Cichocka
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2013 11:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34357 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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