Pluralistic Ignorance and Group Size ∗ A Model of Expressing Attitudes with Image Concerns

@inproceedings{Duque2019PluralisticIA,
  title={Pluralistic Ignorance and Group Size ∗ A Model of Expressing Attitudes with Image Concerns},
  author={Mauricio Fern{\'a}ndez Duque},
  year={2019}
}
I develop a theory of group interaction in which individuals who act sequentially are concerned with signaling what they believe is the majority type. Group members judge an individual positively if they believe her type matches their own. Individuals distort their behavior to be judged more positively. Social learning may result in most individuals acting according to what they mistake for the majority type, a situation known as pluralistic ignorance. Two key determinants of pluralistic… CONTINUE READING