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Reduction of interindividual-intergroup discontinuity: the role of leader accountability and proneness to guilt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17645398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two experiments contrasted interactions between group leaders with interactions between individuals in a mixed-motive setting. Consistent with the idea that being accountable to the in-group implies normative pressure to benefit the in-group, Experiment 1 found that accountable leaders were more competitive than individuals. Consistent with the idea that being unaccountable to the in-group implies normative pressure to be cooperative and that high guilt proneness provides motivation to be moral, Experiment 2 found that when guilt proneness was high, unaccountable leaders were less competitive than accountable leaders and did not differ significantly from individuals. In other words, the robust interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect was eliminated when groups had unaccountable leaders who were high in guilt proneness.
Brad Pinter; Chester A Insko; Tim Wildschut; Jeffrey L Kirchner; R Matthew Montoya; Scott T Wolf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-24     Completed Date:  2007-10-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA 16601, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cooperative Behavior*
Interpersonal Relations*
Social Responsibility*
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