Does personality explain in-group identification and discrimination? Evidence from the minimal group paradigm.

@article{Reynolds2007DoesPE,
  title={Does personality explain in-group identification and discrimination? Evidence from the minimal group paradigm.},
  author={Katherine J. Reynolds and J. C. Turner and S. Alexander Haslam and Michelle K. Ryan and Boris Bizumic and Emina Suba{\vs}i{\'c}},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 Pt 3},
  pages={517-39}
}
The idea that a person's personality can help explain prejudice has a long history in social psychology. The classic counter-argument has been that prejudice is much more a function of people's group memberships and the nature of intergroup relations rather than individual differences. Bringing these two lines of research together, it has been suggested that personality factors may not only affect intergroup discrimination directly, but also indirectly by predisposing some individuals to… CONTINUE READING

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