Anti-American sentiment and America's perceived intent to dominate: An 11-nation study

Glick, Peter and Fiske, Susan T. and Abrams, Dominic and Dardenne, Benoit and Critina-Ferreira, Maria and Gonzalez, Roberto and Hachfeld, Christopher and Huang, Li-Li and Hutchison, Paul and Kim, Hyun-Jeong and Manganelli, Anna Maria and Masser, Barbara and Mucchi-Faina, Angelica and Okiebisu, Shinya and Rouhana, Nadim and Saiz, Jose L and Sakalli-Ugurlu, Nuray and Volpato, Chiara and Yamamoto, Mariko and Yzerbyt, Vincent (2006) Anti-American sentiment and America's perceived intent to dominate: An 11-nation study. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28 (4). pp. 363-373. ISSN 0197-3533. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Perceptions of America as a powerful but malevolent nation decrease its security. On the basis of measures derived from the stereotype content model (SCM) and image theory (IT), 5,000 college students in I I nations indicated their perceptions of the personality traits of, intentions of, and emotional reactions to the United States as well as their reactions to relevant world events (e.g., 9/11). The United States was generally perceived as competent but cold and arrogant. Although participants distinguished between the United States' government and its citizens, differences were small. Consistent with the SCM and IT, viewing the United States as intent on domination predicted perceptions of lack of warmth and of arrogance but not of competence and status. The discussion addresses implications for terrorist recruitment and ally support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: perceptions, personality traits, emotional reactions, terrorist recruitment, ally support, anti-American sentiment, intentions, world events, United States
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Rosalind Beeching
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 12:17 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 08:17 UTC
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