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"Me versus just us versus us all" categorization and cooperation in nested social dilemmas.

Wit, Arjaan P., Kerr, Norbert L. (2002) "Me versus just us versus us all" categorization and cooperation in nested social dilemmas. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83 (3). pp. 616-637. ISSN 0022-3514. E-ISSN 1939-1315. (doi:10.1037//0022-3514.83.3.616) (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:42439)

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Abstract

In its generic form, a social dilemma poses a conflict between private and collective interests. People are often faced, however, with a conflict between private, (sub)group, and collective interests. This study examines participants simultaneous weighing of these 3 nested interests. The results show that increasing the salience of social categorization of any level of the hierarchy (i.e., 6 individuals, 2 subgroups, 1 collective) increases participants' concern for and contributions to the corresponding levels of interest (Experiment 1). One can promote concern for and contributions to the collective interest, which are lowest under categorization as 2 subgroups, by individuating the members of the individuals' own subgroup and/or the opposing subgroup (Experiment 2) and by cross-categorization with the opposing subgroup (Experiment 3).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037//0022-3514.83.3.616
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 10:39 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42439 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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