Ingroup bias in the minimal group paradigm shown by three-person groups with high or low state self-esteem

@inproceedings{Petersen2003IngroupBI,
  title={Ingroup bias in the minimal group paradigm shown by three-person groups with high or low state self-esteem},
  author={Lars-Eric Petersen and Hartmut Blank},
  year={2003}
}
From social identity theory a negative relation between self-esteem and ingroup bias can be deducted. Much research has been done to test this proposition and largely failed to confirm this relation. Unlike many existing studies, we conducted an experiment in which (a) self-esteem is not conceived as a trait entity but much more situation-specific, (b) the self-esteem manipulation is not relative to the outgroup, and (c) the measure of intergroup differentiation is unrelated to the self-esteem… CONTINUE READING

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