Intergroup attribution bias in the context of extreme intergroup conflict

Ariyanto, Amarina, Hornsey, Matthew J. and Gallois, Cindy (2009) Intergroup attribution bias in the context of extreme intergroup conflict. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12 4: 293-299. doi:10.1111/j.1467-839X.2009.01292.x

Author Ariyanto, Amarina
Hornsey, Matthew J.
Gallois, Cindy
Title Intergroup attribution bias in the context of extreme intergroup conflict
Journal name Asian Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1367-2223
Publication date 2009-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2009.01292.x
Volume 12
Issue 4
Start page 293
End page 299
Total pages 7
Editor James Hou-fu Liu
Kwok Leung
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
1701 Psychology
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Limited research has examined attributional biases in the context of extreme intergroup conflict, and the research that does exist contains methodological shortcomings. To remedy this, 282 Indonesians read a newspaper article describing a violent incident in Ambon. Christians (but not Muslims) used stronger situational attributions for violent ingroup acts than for violent outgroup acts. In contrast, both Muslims and Christians used stronger dispositional attributions for violent outgroup acts than for violent ingroup acts. This latter tendency emerged independently of who was described in the article as the perpetrators of the violence. Implications for our understanding of intergroup conflict are discussed.
Keyword intergroup attribution bias
intergroup conflict
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes First published online 30th November, 2009. Not published in print until December, 2009.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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