Cultural Variation in the Minimal Group Effect

  title={Cultural Variation in the Minimal Group Effect},
  author={Carl F. Falk and Steven J. Heine and Kosuke Takemura},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={265 - 281}
The minimal group effect (MGE) is one of the most robust psychological findings in studies of intergroup conflict, yet there is little evidence comparing its magnitude across cultures. Recent evidence suggests that the MGE is due in part to a projection of one’s own perceived characteristics onto the novel in-group. Because of cultural variability in self-enhancement motivations, we thus expected that those from East Asian cultures would exhibit a diminished MGE relative to Westerners. A large… Expand

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