Scott A. Reid

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We articulate the role of norms within the social identity perspective as a basis for theorizing a number of manifestly communicative phenomena. We describe how group norms are cognitively represented as context-dependent prototypes that capture the distinctive properties of groups. The same process that governs the psychological salience of different(More)
Members of eight single-sex groups each consisting of three pro-and three anti-capital punishment adherents discussed their views for 30 minutes, and afterwards individually rated ingroup and outgroup members on social in¯uence ranking, prototypicality, and social attractiveness. From the intragroup hypothesis that speaking turns are a resource for in¯uence(More)
Two experiments tested the prediction that uncertainty reduction and self-enhancement motivations have an interactive effect on ingroup identification. In Experiment 1 (N = 64), uncertainty and group status were manipulated, and the effect on ingroup identification was measured. As predicted, low-uncertainty participants identified more strongly with a(More)
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer was used to determine the structural changes in the extracellular ligand-binding segment in a functional glutamate receptor that contains the ligand-binding, transmembrane, and C-terminal segments. These studies indicate that the structural changes previously reported for the isolated ligand-binding domain due to the(More)
It has been suggested that strongly handed individuals have attenuated systems for updating beliefs compared to mixed handers (Niebauer, Aselage, & Schutte, 2002). The current research extended this theory to individual differences in updating beliefs concerning our origins. Although the theory of evolution has gained overwhelming success in the sciences, a(More)
National surveys reveal notable individual differences in U.S. citizens' attitudes toward freedom of expression, including freedom of the press and speech. Recent theoretical developments and empirical findings suggest that ecological factors impact censorship attitudes in addition to individual difference variables (e.g., education, conservatism), but no(More)
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