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The effects of intergroup similarity and goal interdependence on intergroup attitudes and task performance

Brown, Rupert, Abrams, Dominic (1986) The effects of intergroup similarity and goal interdependence on intergroup attitudes and task performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 22 (1). pp. 78-92. ISSN 0022-1031. (doi:10.1016/0022-1031(86)90041-7) (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) (KAR id:35477)

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Abstract

Examined the effects of both status and attitudinal similarity under intergroup competition or cooperation, using 208 12-yr-old English school children. Results indicate that simple attitude similarity led to a general increase in liking for cooperativeness toward the outgroup, unaffected by goal relations. However, on ratings of group performance, status and attitudinal similarity combined did lead to increased intergroup differentiation, again unaffected by goal relations. Performances on the experimental task (a verbal and arithmetical reasoning test) were reliably affected by goal relations: Highest performance was observed under intergroup cooperation, particularly with same or lower status outgroups, or with outgroups that had different attitudes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/0022-1031(86)90041-7
Uncontrolled keywords: in-vs outgroup status & similar vs different attitudes & competitive vs cooperative goal, intergroup differentiation & liking & cooperativeness & test performance, 12 yr olds, England
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 11:26 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35477 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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