“In-Group Love” and “Out-Group Hate” as Motives for Individual Participation in Intergroup Conflict

  title={“In-Group Love” and “Out-Group Hate” as Motives for Individual Participation in Intergroup Conflict},
  author={N. Halevy and G. Bornstein and L. Sagiv},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={405 - 411}
  • N. Halevy, G. Bornstein, L. Sagiv
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • What motivates individual self-sacrificial behavior in intergroup conflicts? Is it the altruistic desire to help the in-group or the aggressive drive to hurt the out-group? This article introduces a new game paradigm, the intergroup prisoner's dilemma-maximizing difference (IPD-MD) game, designed specifically to distinguish between these two motives. The game involves two groups. Each group member is given a monetary endowment and can decide how much of it to contribute. Contribution can be… CONTINUE READING
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