Discrimination and the positive-negative asymmetry effect: ideological and normative processes.

@article{Amiot2003DiscriminationAT,
  title={Discrimination and the positive-negative asymmetry effect: ideological and normative processes.},
  author={Catherine E Amiot and Richard Y. Bourhis},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          597-608
        }
}
Research using the minimal group paradigm demonstrates that categorization and ingroup identification can foster intergroup discrimination. However, the positive-negative asymmetry effect shows that less discrimination occurs when negative rather than positive outcomes are distributed. The normative hypothesis explains this asymmetry by the stronger inappropriateness of discrimination in negative than in positive outcome distributions. Results obtained in this minimal group paradigm study (N… CONTINUE READING
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