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Antecedents and Consequences of Group-Based Guilt: The Effects of Ingroup Identification

Doosje, B. E. J., Branscombe, N. R., Spears, Russell and Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid 2006. Antecedents and Consequences of Group-Based Guilt: The Effects of Ingroup Identification. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 9 (3) , pp. 325-338. 10.1177/1368430206064637

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Abstract

Effects of ingroup identification on antecedents and consequences of group-based guilt were examined in two experiments. In the first study, ingroup identification was unrelated to guilt when the negative historical information was said to come from an outgroup source, but was positively related when the same information was said to come from an ingroup source. Among high identifiers it is difficult to dismiss negative information when the source is one's own ingroup. In the second study, people who are low in identification were more in favor of acknowledging the negative aspects of their group's history as a way of alleviating feelings of guilt. We discuss the implications of these results for coming to terms with the legacy of a negative ingroup past.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: collective guilt; group-based emotion; ingroup identification; reparation
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1368-4302
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:06
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32787

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