Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members.

  title={Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members.},
  author={Mark Tarrant and Sarah Dazeley and T. M. Cottom},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  volume={48 Pt 3},
Three experiments (N=370) investigated the effects of social categorization on the experience of empathy. In Experiment 1, university students reported their empathy for, and intentions to help, a student who described a distressful experience. As predicted, participants reported stronger empathy and helping intentions when the student belonged to an ingroup compared to an outgroup university. Experiments 2 and 3 demonstrated that stronger empathy for outgroup members was experienced following… 

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