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Intergroup threat and experienced affect: the distinct roles of causal attributions and in-group identification.
J Soc Psychol. 2009 Jun; 149(3):393-401.JS

Abstract

Research shows that under manipulated conditions of intergroup threat, individuals experience greater negative affect to the extent that low in-group identifiers make an in-group-internal attribution rather than an out-group-internal attribution, and high in-group identifiers make an out-group-internal attribution rather than an in-group-internal attribution for outcomes of intergroup comparison that threaten their social identity. The author predicted and found that under conditions of making an out-group-internal attribution, such an effect of in-group identification is mediated by the general proneness to perceiving in-group-out-group differences, or intergroup distinctiveness, at high, but not low, levels of in-group identification. Combining the findings of 2 different literatures, the author provides new insights into the distinct roles played by intergroup attributions as a predictor, in-group identification as a moderator, and intergroup distinctiveness as a mediator of the affective responses produced under conditions of social identity threat instantiated by individuals' making out-group-internal attribution for the in-group unfavorable outcomes of intergroup comparison.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Via M. Del Ben, 5, 38068-Rovereto, TN, Italy. sandro.costarelli@unitn.it

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19537605

Citation

Costarelli, Sandro. "Intergroup Threat and Experienced Affect: the Distinct Roles of Causal Attributions and In-group Identification." The Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 149, no. 3, 2009, pp. 393-401.
Costarelli S. Intergroup threat and experienced affect: the distinct roles of causal attributions and in-group identification. J Soc Psychol. 2009;149(3):393-401.
Costarelli, S. (2009). Intergroup threat and experienced affect: the distinct roles of causal attributions and in-group identification. The Journal of Social Psychology, 149(3), 393-401. https://doi.org/10.3200/SOCP.149.3.393-401
Costarelli S. Intergroup Threat and Experienced Affect: the Distinct Roles of Causal Attributions and In-group Identification. J Soc Psychol. 2009;149(3):393-401. PubMed PMID: 19537605.
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