Group-Based Trust in Strangers

  title={Group-Based Trust in Strangers},
  author={Margaret Foddy and Michael J. Platow and Toshio Yamagishi},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={419 - 422}
Across two studies, we provide evidence for group-based trust in strangers. Specifically, when we offered participants a choice between an unknown monetary allocation made by an in-group (university or major) or an out-group allocator, both of whom had total control over the distribution of an identical sum of money, participants strongly preferred the in-group allocator. This preference occurred regardless of whether the stereotype of the in-group was relatively more positive or more negative… 
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