Group Categorization and Attribution of Belief Similarity

Author: Allen, Vernon L.; Wilder, David A.

Description: In the absence of information to the contrary, an individual tends to assume that members of an out group have values which differ from his own. The effect is even more marked for highly prejudiced persons. In the present paper, two experiments are reported which extend the belief similarity hypothesis.

Subject headings: Beliefs; Bias; Group Behavior; Groups; Interpersonal Relationship; Social Discrimination; Values

Publication year: 1979

Journal or book title: Small Group Behavior

Volume: 10

Issue: 1

Pages: 73-80

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Serial number: 3335

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