The group-serving bias in evaluating and explaining harmful behavior

Schruijer, Sandra, Blanz, Mathias, Mummendey, Amélie, Tedeschi, Jim, Banfai, Beata, Dittmar, Helga, Kleibaumhüter, Petra, Mahjoub, Abdelwahab, Mondrosz-Wrobelwska, Joanna, Molinari, Luisa and Petillon, Xavier (1994) The group-serving bias in evaluating and explaining harmful behavior. Journal of Social Psychology, 134 (1). pp. 47-53. ISSN 0022-4545

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Abstract

Group-serving biases in evaluating and explaining harmful behavior were investigated. Members of the Italian Communist party judged and explained an in-group or an out-group actor's harmful behavior toward an in-group or an out-group victim. The results support the notion of an in-group bias: Out-group actors were perceived as more aggressive and intentional in their actions than in-group actors. An in-group bias was also observed with regard to predictions about whether the victim would attempt retaliation. Group-based explanations were used more often when the group identities of actor and victim were different than when they were the same.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Helga Dittmar
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 10:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66609
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