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The person-based nature of prejudice: Individual difference predictors of intergroup negativity

Hodson, Gordon, Dhont, Kristof (2015) The person-based nature of prejudice: Individual difference predictors of intergroup negativity. European Review of Social Psychology, 26 (1). pp. 1-42. ISSN 1046-3283. E-ISSN 1479-277X. (doi:10.1080/10463283.2015.1070018)

Abstract

Person-based factors influence a range of meaningful life outcomes, including intergroup processes, and have long been implicated in explaining prejudice. In addition to demonstrating significant heritability, person-based factors are evident in expressions of generalised prejudice, a robust finding that some people (relative to others) consistently score higher in prejudice towards multiple outgroups. Our contemporary review includes personality factors, ideological orientations (e.g., authoritarianism), religiosity, anxiety, threat, disgust sensitivity, and cognitive abilities and styles. Meta-analytic syntheses demonstrate that such constructs consistently predict prejudice, often at the upper bounds of effect sizes observed in psychological research. We conclude that prejudice theories need to better integrate person- and situation-based factors, including their interaction, to capture the complexity of prejudice and inform intervention development.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/10463283.2015.1070018
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Study of Group Processes
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 13:41 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50472 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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