The Legacy of European Social Psychology

An online compendium of ideas, schools and people in the field of Social Psychology


Positive-Negative Asymmetry in Social Discrimination

by Sabine Otten and Kai Sassenberg

Experimental research has showen that the mere categorization of individuals into arbitrary social groups can be sufficient to elicit ingroup favouritism. According to research by Amélie Mummendey, Sabine Otten and their colleagues, this effect has been qualified by the (positive vs. negative) valence of the to be distributed resources ...

Ingroup Projection Model

by Kai Sassenberg and Sabine Otten

In 1999, Amélie Mummendey and Michael Wenzel developed the ingroup projection model to explain social discrimination as well as tolerance and plurality between groups. The model centers on the question how members of different groups deal with differences in the prototypes and norms of the groups.

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