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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3CD3
Professor
Jennifer Ostovich
Semester
Winter

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Psych 3CD3         Thursday, April 3, 2014 Intergroup Relations Identification Type and Moral Outrage (Klar et al., 2003) Methods • Two IV’s o Faked newspaper headlines  Ingroup vs. outgroup atrocities o Identification type  Glorifying vs. critical  Brought people into the lab and exposed them to a faked  newspaper headline of ingroup or outgroup atrocities o DV: Degree of moral outrage against ingroup vs. outgroup for same acts • Results o When you are a glorified patriot, you see more moral outrage directed  towards the outgroup than towards the ingroup for the same acts o Fairly forgiving of the ingroup o If your attachment is more critical, you see more pressure on the ingroup  to correct what they do o Interested in your ingroup to be really good Manipulated Identification Type and Guilt (Roccas et al. (2006)) Methods • What would happen if people thought more critically about their national  group? • IV: Induced conventional or critical thinking o List actual ingroup traits o List ideal ingroup traits • DV: Degree of group­based guilt (1­5 Likert) • Results o The critical attachment results in a higher degree of guilt than the  conventional attachment o This suggests if we can get people to think more people to think critically,  we may be able to fix problems Why these Differences in Guilt and Moral Outrage? • Blind (glorifying) patriots highly motivated to protect superiority of ingroup o Use cognitive mechanisms to enable moral disengagement from bad acts  Cable of not recognizing the immorality of what’s done  You cans deny that the immoral act has happened, lower the  severity, etc. • Non­glorifying attachments lead to no such motivation o Attachment to ingroup leads to sense of guilt over ingroup wrongs Roccas et al. (2006) M
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