Social Projection to Ingroups and Outgroups: A Review and Meta-Analysis

  title={Social Projection to Ingroups and Outgroups: A Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Jordan M. Robbins and Joachim Israel Krueger},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={32 - 47}
Social projection is the tendency to expect similarities between oneself and others. A review of the literature and a meta-analhsis reveal that projection is stronger when people make judgments about ingroups than when they make judgments about outgroups. Analysis of moderator variablesjfirther reveals that ingroup projection is stronger for laboratory groups than for real social categories. The mode of analyst's (i.e., nomothetic vs. idiographic) and the order of judgments (i.e., self or group… 

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