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Focus of attention in minimal intergroup discrimination

Abrams, Dominic (1985) Focus of attention in minimal intergroup discrimination. British Journal of Social Psychology, 24 (1). pp. 65-74. ISSN 0144-6665. (doi:10.1111/j.2044-8309.1985.tb00661.x) (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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Abstract

Tested the hypothesis that the level of intergroup discrimination between minimal groups depends on the amount of attention that Ss are able to pay to the intergroup distinction. 60 11-yr-olds completed a self-attention scale. Ss were then assigned to either a standard, enhanced, or distracted condition and required to complete a set of pay-off matrices. Data indicate only partial support for the hypothesis. Ss who were encouraged to attend to group membership (enhanced condition) showed greater in-group favoritism on some measures than did those in standard and distracted conditions, respectively. Enhanced condition Ss were also slightly more consistent in their intergroup allocation of points than were Ss in the other conditions. Individual differences in self-attention and conformity only affected self-reported behavior and some affective measures but did not influence point allocations. Results are discussed in terms of task, motivation, salience, and attention.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.2044-8309.1985.tb00661.x
Uncontrolled keywords: attention to intergroup distinction, intergroup discrimination between minimal groups, 11 yr olds
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 11:14 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35472 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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