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The Social Identity Perspective
The historical development, metatheoretical background, and current state of the social identity perspective in social psychology are described. Although originally an analysis mainly of intergroupExpand
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The Challenge of Merging: Merger Patterns, Premerger Status, and Merger Support
Employees of merging organizations often show resistance to the merger. The employees' support depends on the companies' premerger status and on the merger pattern. Based on an intergroupExpand
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Overlap of Self, Ingroup, and Outgroup: Pictorial Measures of Self-Categorization
Everyday language suggests that spatial metaphors are used to describe one's relation to a group and the relation between two groups. Building on previous work in the domain of interpersonalExpand
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Illegitimacy Moderates the Effects of Power on Approach
A wealth of research has found that power leads to behavioral approach and action. Four experiments demonstrate that this link between power and approach is broken when the power relationship isExpand
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Overlapping Mental Representations of Self, Ingroup, and Outgroup: Unraveling Self-Stereotyping and Self-Anchoring
  • S. Otten, K. Epstude
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality & social psychology bulletin
  • 1 July 2006
Smith and collaborators presented strong response time evidence for overlapping mental representations of the self and relevant ingroups, and they interpreted their findings as reflecting that peopleExpand
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Evidence for implicit evaluative in-group bias: Affect-biased spontaneous trait inference in a minimal group paradigm.
Mere categorization of individuals into two distinct social categories has been shown to elicit in-group favoritism. Positive differentiation, even of trivial groups, has been explained in terms of aExpand
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Intergroup relations : the role of motivation and emotion
Part 1. Classical Approaches to Motivation in Intergroup Relations M.B Brewer, Motivations Underlying Ingroup Identification: Optimal Distinctiveness and Beyond. R. Spears, J. Jetten, D. Scheepers,Expand
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Looking through the eyes of the powerful
Across four experiments, we test the idea that power decreases metastereotyping, and that this effect is mediated by reduced perspective taking. Metastereotypes refer to the beliefs that members ofExpand
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An Integrative Model of Social Identification
Social identification denotes individuals’ psychological bond with their ingroup. It is an indispensable construct in research on intragroup and intergroup dynamics. Today’s understanding of socialExpand
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Being different at work: How gender dissimilarity relates to social inclusion and absenteeism
We investigated how and when gender dissimilarity relates to two highly important individual work outcomes: social inclusion and absenteeism. We collected survey data among 397 employees from aExpand
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