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Discrimination and the positive-negative asymmetry effect: ideological and normative processes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15272993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Research using the minimal group paradigm demonstrates that categorization and ingroup identification can foster intergroup discrimination. However, the positive-negative asymmetry effect shows that less discrimination occurs when negative rather than positive outcomes are distributed. The normative hypothesis explains this asymmetry by the stronger inappropriateness of discrimination in negative than in positive outcome distributions. Results obtained in this minimal group paradigm study (N = 257) did not replicate the asymmetry effect: discrimination occurred in both positive and negative outcome distributions, even if norms against discrimination were stronger in negative than in positive outcome distributions. The absence of the asymmetry effect is explained by the effect of the discrimination-justifying ideology.
Authors:
Catherine E Amiot; Richard Y Bourhis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Personality & social psychology bulletin     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0146-1672     ISO Abbreviation:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-26     Completed Date:  2004-08-24     Revised Date:  2011-02-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7809042     Medline TA:  Pers Soc Psychol Bull     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-608     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Université du Québec à Montréal, Quebec, Canada. camio005@uottawa.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Affect*
Female
Humans
Male
Politics*
Prejudice*
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