Group identity, social distance and intergroup bias
2007 (English)In: Journal of Economic Psychology, ISSN 0167-4870, Vol. 28, no 3, 324-337 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper studies how groupidentity, socialdistance and intergroupbias may affect economic decision-making. Two types of experimental groupings are created, and subjects are then paired with either an in-group member or an out-group member in a number of two-person games. The result of this experiment shows that out-group members face a risk of being discriminated against. The cause of the discrimination is not hostility toward out-group members; the discrimination is triggered because of higher expectations or favoritism of in-group members. This type of behavior holds, regardless of the grouping procedure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2007. Vol. 28, no 3, 324-337 p.
Discrimination; Intergroupbias; Groupidentity; Socialdistance; Experiment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84245DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2007.01.007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84245DiVA: diva2:558334