What makes a group worth dying for? Identity fusion fosters perception of familial ties, promoting self-sacrifice.

Abstract

We sought to identify the mechanisms that cause strongly fused individuals (those who have a powerful, visceral feeling of oneness with the group) to make extreme sacrifices for their group. A large multinational study revealed a widespread tendency for fused individuals to endorse making extreme sacrifices for their country. Nevertheless, when asked which… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0036089

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