Social identity and moral judgement: The impact of political affiliation on the evaluation of government policy

Abel, Lisa and Hornsey, Matthew (2010). Social identity and moral judgement: The impact of political affiliation on the evaluation of government policy. In Richard Hicks (Ed.), Personality and individual differences: Current directions (pp. 113-122) Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press.

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Author Abel, Lisa
Hornsey, Matthew
Title of chapter Social identity and moral judgement: The impact of political affiliation on the evaluation of government policy
Title of book Personality and individual differences: Current directions
Place of Publication Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9781921513664
1921513667
9781921513671
1921513675
Editor Richard Hicks
Chapter number 11
Start page 113
End page 122
Total pages 10
Total chapters 30
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter explores issues of social identity and moral judgement. Of specific interest was the extent to which participants' political identity would influence their moral judgement of government policy. Participants with strong political affiliation were selected and policy scenarios presented included policies identified as associated with the afiliated party. The results suggest individuals' political affiliation does make a partial contribution to the way in which they evaluate reference group information in terms of its moral soundness. However, factors above and beyond social group affiliation also appear to inform and direct the moral evaluations individual group members make, even when those evaluations are directly concerned with the behaviour of one's social group.
© Copyright Lisa Abel & Matthew Hornsey, 2010
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: 341 p. ; 22 cm.

 
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