Being similar versus being equal: intergroup similarity moderates the influence of in-group norms on discrimination and prejudice.

@article{Gabarrot2009BeingSV,
  title={Being similar versus being equal: intergroup similarity moderates the influence of in-group norms on discrimination and prejudice.},
  author={Fabrice Gabarrot and Juan Manuel Falomir-Pichastor and Gabriel Mugny},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 Pt 2},
  pages={
          253-73
        }
}
In two studies, we examined the influence of in-group norms of anti- and pro-discrimination on prejudice and discrimination as a function of intergroup similarity (Studies 1 and 2) and in-group identification (Study 2). In a condition where there was no information about intergroup similarity (Study 1) or intergroup similarity was low (Study 2), prejudice and discrimination were lower when norms prescribe anti-discrimination compared to pro-discrimination. In contrast, when intergroup… CONTINUE READING

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