Criticizing groups from the inside and the outside: an identity perspective on the intergroup sensitivity effect.

@article{Hornsey2004CriticizingGF,
  title={Criticizing groups from the inside and the outside: an identity perspective on the intergroup sensitivity effect.},
  author={Matthew J. Hornsey and Armin Imani},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={365-83}
}
Research on group criticism has demonstrated that criticisms are received less defensively when made by an ingroup member than when made by an outsider (the intergroup sensitivity effect). Three experiments tested the extent to which this effect is driven by social identity concerns or by judgments of how experienced the source of the criticism is. In Experiments 1 and 2, Australians who criticized Australia (ingroup critics) were met with less defensiveness than were foreigners who criticized… CONTINUE READING