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Subgroup differentiation and subgroup bias among Latinos as a function of familiarity and positive distinctiveness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7861317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The existence of subgroup differentiation and its impact on the development of in-group bias were explored among Latinos. Consistent with prior evidence, Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans were more likely than Anglos to distinguish between Latino subgroups. However, Latinos did not distinguish equally between Cubans, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans. Latinos differentiated their own subgroup from others but were no more likely than Anglos to differentiate between Latino subgroups to which they did not belong. Latinos even regarded the term Hispanic as more applicable to members of their own subgroup than to members of other subgroups. This tendency among Latinos to view their own subgroup as distinct from others was also linked to a bias for fellow subgroup members but not for Latinos overall. Moreover, results suggested that subgroup differentiation was based more on a desire for positive distinctiveness than on familiarity with members of different Latino subgroups.
L Huddy; S Virtanen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-22     Completed Date:  1995-03-22     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:  97-108     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook 11794-4392.
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MeSH Terms
Hispanic Americans / psychology*
Peer Group*
Self Concept

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