Rooting for the top dog: How social dominance motives shape group preference in intergroup competition

  title={Rooting for the top dog: How social dominance motives shape group preference in intergroup competition},
  author={Serena Does and A. Mentovich},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
Abstract Moving beyond prior research establishing people's preference for underdogs, we examined the role of social dominance orientation (SDO) in shaping individuals' preference for underdogs versus top dogs in intergroup competitions. Because a victorious underdog can be seen as a threat to hierarchy, we predicted that SDO would be negatively associated with underdog support. In the context of two real-world group competitions—i.e., the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games—we found that SDO… Expand
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