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Intrinsic religiosity reduces intergroup hostility under mortality salience

Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka, Cichocka, Aleksandra, Orehek, Edward, Abdollahi, Abdolhossein (2012) Intrinsic religiosity reduces intergroup hostility under mortality salience. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42 (4). pp. 451-461. ISSN 0046-2772. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.1843)


Results of three studies indicate that intrinsic religiosity and mortality salience interact to predict intergroup hostility. Study 1,conducted among 200 American Christians and Jews, reveals that under mortality salience, intrinsic (but not extrinsic or quest) religiosity is related to decreased support for aggressive counterterrorism. Study 2, conducted among 148 Muslims in Iran, demonstrates that intrinsic religiosity predicts decreased out-group derogation under mortality salience. Study 3, conducted among 131 Polish Christians, shows that under mortality salience, priming of intrinsic religious concepts decreases support for aggressive counterterrorism.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ejsp.1843
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 11:25 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:18 UTC
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