The effects of mortality salience on intergroup bias between minimal groups

Eddie Harmon-Jones, Jeff Greenberg, Sheldon Solomon, Linda Simon

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Abstract

We tested the hypothesis, derived from terror management theory, that mortality salience would increase intergroup bias between minimal groups. After assignment to groups, participants wrote about death or a neutral topic, and rated the personality characteristics of the ingroup and outgroup. Results supported the hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-681
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Psychology
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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