Does time reduce resistance to out-group critics? An investigation of the persistence of the intergroup sensitivity effect over time

Hiew, Danika N. and Hornsey, Matthew J. (2010) Does time reduce resistance to out-group critics? An investigation of the persistence of the intergroup sensitivity effect over time. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49 3: 569-581. doi:10.1348/014466609X473938


Author Hiew, Danika N.
Hornsey, Matthew J.
Title Does time reduce resistance to out-group critics? An investigation of the persistence of the intergroup sensitivity effect over time
Journal name British Journal of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0144-6665
2044-8309
Publication date 2010-09
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1348/014466609X473938
Volume 49
Issue 3
Start page 569
End page 581
Total pages 13
Editor John Dixon
Jolanda Jetten
Place of publication Leicester, U.K.
Publisher The British Psychological Society
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Group-directed criticism typically arouses greater defensiveness when it stems from an out-group member as opposed to an in-group member (the intergroup sensitivity effect). In light of work on the sleeper effect, the current research examines whether this defensiveness persists over time. Students received criticism of their faculty area from either a member of the same faculty area (in-group condition), or a member of a different faculty area (out-group condition), or they received no criticism (control condition). Despite relatively poor recall of the content of the criticism, the intergroup sensitivity effect (ISE) found immediately after presentation of the criticism had not significantly decreased 3–4 weeks later. However, the heightened intergroup bias found immediately after the out-group criticism did dissipate with time. Implications of these results for those who wish to initiate social change as outsiders are discussed. Copyright © 1999–2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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