Virtual Issue for the 17th EASP General Meeting

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Virtual Issue to coincide with the General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Amsterdam (July 9-12, 2014)

Introduction to the Virtual Issue

Karen Douglas and Nick Hopkins

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Published: 04 Jul 2014

Making good theory practical: Five lessons for an Applied Social Identity Approach to challenges of organizational, health, and clinical psychology Journal Article

Edited by: S. Alexander Haslam

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12061
  • Published Date: March 14, 2014

Social identity research was pioneered as a distinctive theoretical approach to the analysis of intergroup relations but over the last two decades it has increasingly been used to shed light on applied issues. One early application of insights from social identity and self‐categorization theories was to the organizational domain (with a particular focus on leadership), but more recently there has been a surge of interest in applications...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 53 Issue 1 (March 2014)

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Milgram's obedience experiments: A rhetorical analysis Journal Article

Edited by: Stephen Gibson

  • DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8309.2011.02070.x
  • Published Date: October 18, 2011

The present paper outlines a perspective on Milgram's obedience experiments informed by rhetorical psychology. This perspective is demonstrated through a qualitative analysis of audio recordings and transcripts from two of Milgram's experimental conditions: ‘voice‐feedback’ and ‘women as subjects’. Analysis draws attention to the way in which participants could draw the experimenter into a process of negotiation over the continuation of...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 52 Issue 2 (June 2013)

Explaining dehumanization among children: The interspecies model of prejudice Journal Article

Edited by: Kimberly Costello, Gordon Hodson

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12016
  • Published Date: October 22, 2012

Although many theoretical approaches have emerged to explain prejudices expressed by children, none incorporate outgroup dehumanization, a key predictor of prejudice among adults. According to the Interspecies Model of Prejudice, beliefs in the human–animal divide facilitate outgroup prejudice through fostering animalistic dehumanization (Costello & Hodson, 2010). In the present investigation, White children attributed Black children...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 53 Issue 1 (March 2014)

‘They're more than animals’: Refugees' accounts of racially motivated violence Journal Article

Edited by: Steve Kirkwood, Andy McKinlay, Chris McVittie

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12007
  • Published Date: October 22, 2012

Previous discursive research has found that minority group members may deny or downplay the existence of discrimination. However, to date, little research has addressed the issue of violence against minority group members. This study therefore draws on interviews with asylum seekers and refugees in a Scottish city to analyse their reports of violence committed against them. One form of reporting violence was by way of a complaint...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 52 Issue 4 (December 2013)

Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap Journal Article

Edited by: Federica Durante, Susan T. Fiske, Nicolas Kervyn, Amy J. C. Cuddy, Adebowale (Debo) Akande, Bolanle E. Adetoun, Modupe F. Adewuyi, Magdeline M. Tserere, Ananthi Al Ramiah, Khairul Anwar Mastor, Fiona Kate Barlow, Gregory Bonn, Romin W. Tafarodi, Janine Bosak, Ed Cairns, Claire Doherty, Dora Capozza, Anjana Chandran, Xenia Chryssochoou, Tilemachos Iatridis, Juan Manuel Contreras, Rui Costa‐Lopes, Roberto González, Janet I. Lewis, Gerald Tushabe, Jacques‐Philippe Leyens, Renée Mayorga, Nadim N. Rouhana, Vanessa Smith Castro, Rolando Perez, Rosa Rodríguez‐Bailón, Miguel Moya, Elena Morales Marente, Marisol Palacios Gálvez, Chris G. Sibley, Frank Asbrock, Chiara C. Storari

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12005
  • Published Date: October 5, 2012

Income inequality undermines societies: The more inequality, the more health problems, social tensions, and the lower social mobility, trust, life expectancy. Given people's tendency to legitimate existing social arrangements, the stereotype content model (SCM) argues that ambivalence―perceiving many groups as either warm or competent, but not both―may help maintain socio‐economic disparities. The association between stereotype...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 52 Issue 4 (December 2013)

Behind bars but above the bar: Prisoners consider themselves more prosocial than non‐prisoners Journal Article

Edited by: Constantine Sedikides, Rosie Meek, Mark D. Alicke, Sarah Taylor

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12060
  • Published Date: December 23, 2013

That people evaluate themselves more favourably than their average peer on desirable characteristics – the better‐than‐average effect (BTAE) – is one of the most frequently cited instances of motivated self‐enhancement. It has been argued, however, that the BTAE can be rational when the distribution of characteristics is skewed such that most people lie above the mean. We addressed whether the BTAE is present even among people liable to...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 53 Issue 2 (June 2014)

Embodying imagined contact: Facial feedback moderates the intergroup consequences of mental simulation Journal Article

Edited by: Michal Bilewicz, Aleksandra Kogan

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12057
  • Published Date: December 9, 2013

Imagined contact is a fruitful strategy of improving intergroup attitudes. There are several mechanisms responsible for the effectiveness of such contact. This article presents a test of an affective mechanism of imagined contact by applying a facial feedback procedure. We used a physical blockade of the zygomaticus major muscle, known to constrain people's experience of emotional states. Participants imagining intergroup contact...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 53 Issue 2 (June 2014)

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