Do Intergroup Conflicts Necessarily Result from Outgroup Hate?

Abstract

We developed a new experimental design to test whether or not individuals engage in conflict between social groups because they seek to harm outgroup members. Challenging prominent social psychological theories, we did not find support for such negative social preferences. Nevertheless, subjects heavily engaged in group conflict. Results support the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097848

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