How Is Existential Threat Related to Intergroup Conflict? Introducing the Multidimensional Existential Threat (MET) Model

@inproceedings{Hirschberger2016HowIE,
  title={How Is Existential Threat Related to Intergroup Conflict? Introducing the Multidimensional Existential Threat (MET) Model},
  author={Gilad Hirschberger and Tsachi Ein-Dor and Bernhard Leidner and Tamar Saguy},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2016}
}
Existential threat lies at the heart of intergroup conflict, but the literature on existential concerns lacks clear conceptualization and integration. To address this problem, we offer a new conceptualization and measurement of existential threat. We establish the reliability and validity of our measure, and to illustrate its utility, we examine whether different existential threats underlie the association between political ideology and support for specific political policies. Study 1 (N = 798… CONTINUE READING
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