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“Not Racist, But...”: Beliefs About Immigration Restrictions, Collective Narcissism, and Justification of Ethnic Extremism

Cichocka, Aleksandra, Bocian, Konrad, Winiewski, Mikolaj, Azevedo, Flavio (2022) “Not Racist, But...”: Beliefs About Immigration Restrictions, Collective Narcissism, and Justification of Ethnic Extremism. Political Psychology, . ISSN 0162-895X. (doi:10.1111/pops.12813) (KAR id:93603)

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Abstract

Surveys conducted across multiple countries show that most people view seeking lower immigration to help maintain the majority group's population share as a sign of racial self-interest—as opposed to racism. We investigated whether the belief that it is not racist to want immigration restrictions for cultural reasons is associated with ingroup identification (a positive attachment to and solidarity with one's group) or collective narcissism (a conviction that the ingroup is exceptional and deserves special treatment). We argue that if this belief reflects concern for the ingroup, it should be linked to ingroup identification. However, if it is a defensive justification of the ingroup's privileged position, it should be linked to collective narcissism. Across four studies, national (Study 1: United Kingdom, N = 467

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/pops.12813
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Aleksandra Cichocka
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 20:51 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/93603 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cichocka, Aleksandra: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1703-1586
Bocian, Konrad: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8652-0167
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