Threat and the Group Attribution Error: When Threat Elicits Judgments of Extremity and Homogeneity

@article{Corneille2001ThreatAT,
  title={Threat and the Group Attribution Error: When Threat Elicits Judgments of Extremity and Homogeneity},
  author={Olivier Corneille and Vincent Y. Yzerbyt and Anouk Rogier and Genevi{\`e}ve Buidin},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={437 - 446}
}
In two studies, the authors investigated the impact of threat on the perception of extremity and homogeneity among the members of a group. They relied on the Group Attribution Error paradigm and asked participants to estimate the attitudes in a group of voters. Depending on the condition, the decision rules were such that the proposition allegedly passed or failed. The degree of threat of the group was varied by informing participants that the group represented a small (4%) or substantial (40… 

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