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Corralling the Ingroup: Deviant Derogation and Perception of Group Variability

Hutchison, Paul, Abrams, Dominic, Randsley de Moura, Georgina (2013) Corralling the Ingroup: Deviant Derogation and Perception of Group Variability. The Journal of Social Psychology, 153 (3). pp. 334-350. ISSN 0022-4545. E-ISSN 1940-1183. (doi:10.1080/00224545.2012.738260) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54290)

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Two experiments investigated the relationship between the evaluation of a deviant group member and the perceived group variability among participants with varying degrees of ingroup identification. In Experiment 1 (N?=?79) ingroup identification was negatively associated with perceived ingroup variability following the presentation of a deviant ingroup member. This relationship was mediated by ratings of the deviant: the stronger the identification, the more negatively the deviant was evaluated, and the more homogeneous the ingroup was perceived. These effects were replicated in Experiment 2 (N?=?169), which also showed that there was no association between ingroup identification and the representation of the outgroup following exposure to a deviant outgroup member. The findings suggest that deviant derogation may serve to isolate undesirable members from the rest of the ingroup and protect the group's identity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00224545.2012.738260
Uncontrolled keywords: black sheep effect, deviance, group processes, group variability, identity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Georgina Randsley de Moura
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 11:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:02 UTC
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