The desire to expel unselfish members from the group.

  title={The desire to expel unselfish members from the group.},
  author={Craig D. Parks and Asako Brook Stone},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={99 2},
  • C. Parks, A. Stone
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
An initial study investigating tolerance of group members who abuse a public good surprisingly showed that unselfish members (those who gave much toward the provision of the good but then used little of the good) were also targets for expulsion from the group. Two follow-up studies replicated this and ruled out explanations grounded in the target being seen as confused or unpredictable. A fourth study suggested that the target is seen by some as establishing an undesirable behavior standard and… Expand

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