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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 ...

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