Projection on Outgroups: Complementary Projection in Aversive Intergroup Contexts

Projection on Outgroups: Complementary Projection in Aversive Intergroup Contexts

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Two experiments investigated complementary projection -- attributing the complement (viz., the cause) of one's own trait onto another (Bloom a Houston, 1975). In the Triggered Displaced Aggression context, only among those who were initially provoked and then triggered was their fearfulness associated with a perception of an outgroup partner as aggressive (Experiment 1). Thus, these participants misattributed to their partner a trait (viz., aggressive) that was complementary to their own trait (viz., fearful). Among those who were not triggered, self-ratings and their ratings of their partner were unrelated. Experiment 2 replicated these findings using a different pair of complementary traits (stingy/greedy) and employing ratings of the outgroup category as the dependent variable.how much they identified with their group (pro-choice or pro-life) on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 10 (very much). The bogus partnera#39;s essay always expressed a viewpoint opposite to that of the participant. For example, pro-choice participants anbsp;...


Title:Projection on Outgroups: Complementary Projection in Aversive Intergroup Contexts
Author: Marija Spanovic
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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