The neuroscience of in-group bias

Molenberghs, Pascal (2013) The neuroscience of in-group bias. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37 8: 1530-1536. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.06.002

Author Molenberghs, Pascal
Title The neuroscience of in-group bias
Journal name Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0149-7634
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.06.002
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 37
Issue 8
Start page 1530
End page 1536
Total pages 7
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 2802 Behavioral Neuroscience
2805 Cognitive Neuroscience
3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
Abstract Racism and in-group favoritism is prevalent in our society and has been studied in Social Psychology for a long time. Recently it has become possible to investigate the neural mechanisms that underlie these in-group biases, and hence this review will give an overview of recent developments on the topic. Rather than relying on a single brain region or network, it seems that subtle changes in neural activation across the brain, depending on the modalities involved, underlie how we divide the world into 'us' versus 'them'. These insights have important implications for our understanding of how in-group biases develop and could potentially lead to new insights on how to reduce them.
Keyword Action perception
Face perception
Group membership
In group bias
Social categorization
Social neuroscience
Vicarious responses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID DP130100559
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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