What we want is what we get: Group-based emotional preferences and conflict resolution.

  title={What we want is what we get: Group-based emotional preferences and conflict resolution.},
  author={Ron Porat and Eran Halperin and Maya Tamir},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={110 2},
Imagine yourself facing someone who might attack your group--if you could control your emotions, how would you want to feel toward that person? We argue that the goals people have for their group dictate how they want to feel on behalf of their group. We further propose that these group-based emotional preferences, in turn, influence how people actually feel as group members and how they react to political events. We conducted 9 studies to test our proposed model. In a pilot study, we showed… 

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