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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474440/in-a-moral-dilemma-choose-the-one-you-love-impartial-actors-are-seen-as-less-moral-than-partial-ones
#1
Jamie S Hughes
Although impartiality and concern for the greater good are lauded by utilitarian philosophies, it was predicted that when values conflict, those who acted impartially rather than partially would be viewed as less moral. Across four studies, using life-or-death scenarios and more mundane ones, support for the idea that relationship obligations are important in moral attribution was found. In Studies 1-3, participants rated an impartial actor as less morally good and his or her action as less moral compared to a partial actor...
May 4, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466538/judging-the-gender-of-the-inanimate-benevolent-sexism-and-gender-stereotypes-guide-impressions-of-physical-objects
#2
Benjamin R Meagher
Within a given culture, sexist ideologies and stereotypes are largely characterized by their prescriptive expectations for the types of social and behavioural domains men and women occupy. The activities that take place within these respective domains, however, frequently involve designed, physical artefacts. This study reports a pair of studies that test whether sexist schemas are capable of guiding not only impressions of men and women as social groups, but also their impressions of the inanimate objects associated with these groups...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436083/the-added-value-of-world-views-over-self-views-predicting-modest-behaviour-in-eastern-and-western-cultures
#3
Sylvia Xiaohua Chen, Jacky C K Ng, Emma E Buchtel, Yanjun Guan, Hong Deng, Michael Harris Bond
Personality research has been focused on different aspects of the self, including traits, attitudes, beliefs, goals, and motivation. These aspects of the self are used to explain and predict social behaviour. The present research assessed generalized beliefs about the world, termed 'social axioms' (Leung et al., ), and examined their additive power over beliefs about the self in explaining a communal behaviour, that is, modesty. Three studies predicted reported modest behaviour among Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, East Asian Canadians, and European Canadians...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419478/exposure-to-the-american-flag-polarizes-democratic-republican-ideologies
#4
Eugene Y Chan
Some prior research has suggested that exposure to the American flag tilts Americans towards Republicanism, while others have proffered that it brings outs a common 'together' perspective instead. We explore a third possibility - that it may actually polarize Americans' political ideology. It is generally accepted that exposure to an environmental cue can shift attitudes and behaviours, at least partly or temporarily, in a manner that is consistent with that cue. Yet, the same cue can mean different things to different people...
April 16, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332293/beyond-the-dyadic-perspective-10-reasons-for-using-social-network-analysis-in-intergroup-contact-research
#5
Ralf Wölfer, Miles Hewstone
This article presents 10 reasons why social network analysis, a novel but still surprisingly underused approach in social psychology, can advance the analysis of intergroup contact. Although intergroup contact has been shown to improve intergroup relations, conventional methods leave some questions unanswered regarding the underlying social mechanisms that facilitate social cohesion between different groups in increasingly diverse societies. We will therefore explain the largely unknown conceptual and methodological advantages of social network analysis for studying intergroup contact in naturally existing groups, which are likely to help contact researchers to gain a better understanding of intergroup relations and guide attempts to overcome segregation, prejudice, discrimination, and intergroup conflict...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317127/two-pathways-to-self-forgiveness-a-hedonic-path-via-self-compassion-and-a-eudaimonic-path-via-the-reaffirmation-of-violated-values
#6
Lydia Woodyatt, Michael Wenzel, Matthew Ferber
Self-forgiveness is often measured as a hedonic end-state, as the presence of positive affect and the absence of negative affect towards the self following a wrongdoing. However, self-forgiveness is also referred to as a difficult process. Self-forgiveness as a process of accepting responsibility and working through one's wrongdoing is a substantially un-hedonic - it is likely to be uncomfortable and at times painful. In this study, we examine two pathways to self-forgiveness: a hedonic focused pathway (via self-compassion) and a eudaimonic pathway (via reaffirmation of transgressed values)...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303581/the-sigh-of-the-oppressed-the-palliative-effects-of-ideology-are-stronger-for-people-living-in-highly-unequal-neighbourhoods
#7
Nikhil K Sengupta, Lara M Greaves, Danny Osborne, Chris G Sibley
Ideologies that legitimize status hierarchies are associated with increased well-being. However, which ideologies have 'palliative effects', why they have these effects, and whether these effects extend to low-status groups remain unresolved issues. This study aimed to address these issues by testing the effects of the ideology of Symbolic Prejudice on well-being among low- and high-status ethnic groups (4,519 Europeans and 1,091 Māori) nested within 1,437 regions in New Zealand. Results showed that Symbolic Prejudice predicted increased well-being for both groups, but that this relationship was stronger for those living in highly unequal neighbourhoods...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276075/change-commitment-in-low-status-merger-partners-the-role-of-information-processing-relative-ingroup-prototypicality-and-merger-patterns
#8
Miriam Rosa, Eithne Kavanagh, Pavel Kounov, Sywlia Jarosz, Sven Waldzus, Elizabeth C Collins, Steffen Giessner
Merger announcements cause stress among employees, often leading to low change commitment, especially among employees from the lower-status merger partner. Such stress influences how deeply employees process merger-relevant information. Previous research examined how merger patterns that preserve versus change status differences impact merger support, but did not address how employees' information processing may influence this relationship. The current research addresses this gap through a scenario experiment, focusing on the low-status merger partner...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261809/doing-many-things-at-a-time-lack-of-power-decreases-the-ability-to-multitask
#9
Ran Alice Cai, Ana Guinote
Three studies investigated the effects of power on the ability to pursue multiple, concomitant goals, also known as multitasking. It was predicted that powerless participants will show lower multitasking ability than control and powerful participants. Study 1 focused on self-reported ability to multitask in a sample of executives and subordinate employees. Studies 2 and 3 investigated the ability to dual-task and to switch between tasks, respectively, using dual-task and task-switching paradigms. Across the studies, powerless individuals were less able to effectively multitask compared with control and powerful participants, suggesting that the detrimental effects of lack of power extend beyond single-task environments, shown in past research, into multitasking environments...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239878/-appeals-to-nature-in-marriage-equality-debates-a-content-analysis-of-newspaper-and-social-media-discourse
#10
Cliodhna O'Connor
In May 2015, Ireland held a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage, which passed with 62% of the vote. This study explores the role played by 'appeals to nature' in the referendum debate. Little research has investigated how biological attributions are spontaneously generated in real-world discourse regarding sexual rights. Through content analysis of newspaper and Twitter discussion of the referendum, this study aims to (1) establish the frequency of appeals to nature and their distribution across the various 'sides' of the debate and (2) analyse the forms these natural claims took and the rhetorical functions they fulfilled...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300298/editorial
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John Drury, Hanna Zagefka
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March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300296/british-journal-of-social-psychology-call-for-special-section%C3%A2-proposals-deadline-31-july-2017
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March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300295/call-for-associate-editors
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March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160297/-thinking-ill-of-others-without-sufficient-warrant-transcending-the-accuracy-inaccuracy-dualism-in-prejudice-and-stereotyping-research
#14
John Dixon
Research on prejudice seeks to understand and transform inaccurate beliefs about others. Indeed, historically such research has offered a cautionary tale of the biased nature of human cognition. Recently, however, this view has been challenged by work defending the essential rationality of intergroup perception, a theme captured controversially in Jussim and colleagues' (2009) research on the 'unbearable accuracy of stereotyping'. The present paper argues that in its own terms the 'rationalist turn' in socio-cognitive research on stereotyping presents an important challenge to the prejudice tradition, raising troubling questions about its conceptual and empirical foundations...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097672/collective-resistance-despite-complicity-high-identifiers-rise-above-the-legitimization-of-disadvantage-by-the-in-group
#15
Gloria Jiménez-Moya, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón, Russell Spears, Soledad de Lemus
How do individuals deal with group disadvantage when their fellow in-group members conceive it as legitimate? Integrating research on the normative conflict model (Packer, 2008, Pers. Soc. Psychol. Rev., 12, 50) and collective action, we expect high identifiers to reject the in-group norm of legitimacy that justifies the inequality, and to assert that the group is actually able and willing to contest the disadvantage by collective means. In Study 1 and Study 2, we tested this hypothesis in different intergroup contexts...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900793/a-matter-of-focus-power-holders-feel-more-responsible-after-adopting-a-cognitive-other-focus-rather-than-a-self-focus
#16
Annika Scholl, Kai Sassenberg, Daan Scheepers, Naomi Ellemers, Frank de Wit
Social power implies responsibility. Yet, power-holders often follow only their own interests and overlook this responsibility. The present research illuminates how a previously adopted cognitive focus guides perceived responsibility when a person receives high (vs. low) power. In three experiments, adopting a cognitive focus on another person (vs. on the self or taking over another person's perspective) promoted perceived responsibility among individuals receiving high (but not low) power in a subsequent context...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888516/beyond-the-two-group-paradigm-in-studies-of-intergroup-conflict-and-inequality-third-parties-and-intergroup-alliances-in-xenophobic-violence-in-south-africa
#17
Philippa Kerr, Kevin Durrheim, John Dixon
Social psychologists typically conceptualize intergroup processes in terms of unequal pairs of social categories, such as an advantaged majority (e.g., 'Whites') and a disadvantaged minority (e.g., 'Blacks'). We argue that this two-group paradigm may obscure the workings of intergroup power by overlooking: (1) the unique dynamics of intergroup relations involving three or more groups, and (2) the way some two-group relationships function as strategic alliances that derive meaning from their location within a wider relational context...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862012/what-determines-forgiveness-in-close-relationships-the-role-of-post-transgression-trust
#18
Peter Strelan, Johan C Karremans, Josiah Krieg
Relationship closeness is one of the best predictors of forgiveness. But what is the process by which closeness encourages forgiveness? Across three studies, we employed a mix of experimental and correlational designs with prospective (N = 108), scenario (N = 71), and recall (N = 184) paradigms to test a multiple mediation model. We found consistent evidence that the positive association between relationship closeness and forgiveness may be explained by levels of post-transgression trust in the offender...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861996/perceived-legitimacy-follows-in-group-interests-evidence-from-intermediate-status-groups
#19
Luca Caricati, Alfonso Sollami
In two experiments, the effect of (in)stability of status differences on the perception of perspective legitimacy and in-group threat among intermediate-status group members (i.e., nurses students or nurses) was analysed. Both studies indicated that in downwardly unstable condition, legitimacy was lower and in-group threat was higher than in stable condition. In upwardly unstable condition, perceived legitimacy was higher and in-group threat was lower than in stable condition. The indirect effects of (in)stability via in-group threat on perceived legitimacy were significant...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859404/listen-to-the-band-how-sound-can-realize-group-identity-and-enact-intergroup-domination
#20
John Shayegh, John Drury, Clifford Stevenson
Recent research suggests that sound appraisal can be moderated by social identity. We validate this finding, and also extend it, by examining the extent to which sound can also be understood as instrumental in intergroup relations. We interviewed nine members of a Catholic enclave in predominantly Protestant East Belfast about their experiences of an outgroup (Orange Order) parade, where intrusive sound was a feature. Participants reported experiencing the sounds as a manifestation of the Orange Order identity and said that it made them feel threatened and anxious because they felt it was targeted at them by the outgroup (e...
March 2017: British Journal of Social Psychology
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