Reducing intergroup bias: The moderating role of ingroup identification

Crisp, Richard J. and Beck, Sarah R. (2005) Reducing intergroup bias: The moderating role of ingroup identification. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8 (2). pp. 173-185. ISSN 1368-4302 . (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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Recent work developing interventions designed to reduce intergroup bias has sometimes yielded disparate findings. We tested whether the varying effectiveness of such interventions may have a motivational basis. In two experiments we examined whether differential ingroup identification moderated the effectiveness of a differentiation-reducing intervention strategy. In Experiment 1, thinking of characteristics shared between the ingroup and outgroup reduced ingroup favoritism to a greater extent for lower identifiers than for higher identifiers. In Experiment 2 we replicated this finding with different target groups and evaluative measures while controlling for information load. We discuss the implications of this work for developing social psychological models of bias-reduction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: ingroup identification; intergroup bias; reducing prejudice; social categorization
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 17:40
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 09:26
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