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The development of subjective group dynamics: When ingroup bias gets specific

Abrams, Dominic, Rutland, Adam, Cameron, Lindsey, Marques, Jose M. (2003) The development of subjective group dynamics: When ingroup bias gets specific. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21 (2). pp. 155-176. ISSN 0261-510X. (doi:10.1348/026151003765264020.) (KAR id:4118)

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Children aged 6-7 years and 10-11 years evaluated an in-group or out-group summer school and judged in-group or out-group members whose attitudes towards the summer schools were either normative or anti-normative. According to a subjective group dynamics model of intergroup processes, intergroup differentiation and intragroup differentiation co-occur to bolster the validity of in-group norms. The hypothesis that this process develops later than simple in-group bias was confirmed. All children expressed global in-group bias, but differential reactions to in-group and out-group deviants were stronger among older children. Moreover, the increasing relationship, with age, between in-group bias and evaluative preferences for in-group and out-group members that provide relative support to in-group norms, is mediated by the degree of perceptual differentiation among group members

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1348/026151003765264020.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Lindsey Cameron
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008 17:41 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:42 UTC
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