United we stand: Intergroup conflict moderates the intergroup sensitivity effect

Ariyanto, Amarina, Hornsey, Matthew J. and Gallois, Cindy (2010) United we stand: Intergroup conflict moderates the intergroup sensitivity effect. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40 1: 169-177. doi:10.1002/ejsp.628

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Author Ariyanto, Amarina
Hornsey, Matthew J.
Gallois, Cindy
Title United we stand: Intergroup conflict moderates the intergroup sensitivity effect
Journal name European Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0046-2772
1099-0992
Publication date 2010-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.628
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 169
End page 177
Total pages 9
Editor Anne Maass
Russell Spears
Place of publication The Hague, Netherlands
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Ingroup members who criticize their group face much less resistance than outgroup members who say the same thing (the intergroup sensitivity effect). In the context of intergroup conflict, however, it was predicted that treatment of ingroup critics would not be so generous. Muslim Indonesians read an extract from an interview in which the speaker criticized Muslims. The comments were attributed to either another Muslim or to a Christian. Before reading the criticism, half of the participants had read an article describing intense conflict between Muslims and Christians in Indonesia, whereas the other half read a neutral article. As predicted, negativity toward the ingroup critic and the ingroup critic's comments increased in the conflict salience condition, to the point that the intergroup sensitivity effect disappeared. However, conflict salience did not have an effect on attributions of motive or on agreement with the message. Implications for our understanding of "patriotic criticism" are discussed.
© 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Keyword Group criticism
Responses
Identity
Audience
Ingroup
Dissent
Impact
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 22 MAR 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Publications
Official 2011 Collection
School of Psychology Publications
 
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