Role Shape Attention and Memory A Social Identity Approach to Person Memory : Group Membership , Collective Identification , and Social

@inproceedings{Bavel2012RoleSA,
  title={Role Shape Attention and Memory A Social Identity Approach to Person Memory : Group Membership , Collective Identification , and Social},
  author={J. Van Bavel and William A. Cunningham},
  year={2012}
}
Evidence indicates that superior memory for own-group versus other-group faces (termed own-group bias) occurs because of social categorization: People are more likely to encode own-group members as individuals. The authors show that aspects of the perceiver’s social identity shape social attention and memory over and above mere categorization. In three experiments, participants were assigned to a mixed-race minimal group and showed own-group bias toward this minimal group, regardless of race… CONTINUE READING
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