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Title: Intergroup perception as a compromise between in-group bias and fair-mindedness
Authors: Singh, R. 
Sharmini
Choo, I.
Keywords: Compromise
Fair-mindedness
In-group bias
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Source: Singh, R., Sharmini, Choo, I. (2004-08). Intergroup perception as a compromise between in-group bias and fair-mindedness. Journal of Social Psychology 144 (4) : 373-387. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Previously, perceived competence of and attraction toward targets categorized by race showed in-group bias and no bias, respectively. Consequently, previous investigators regarded intergroup perception as a compromise between the norms of in-group bias and fair-mindedness. An alternative hypothesis for such findings is that attraction is not as relevant a dimension for intergroup discrimination as is competence. To test contrasting predictions of these hypotheses, the present authors asked participants from the majority and minority groups in Singapore (ns = 320) to evaluate either competence of or attraction toward one of the five targets. Consistent with the hypothesis that intergroup perception is a compromise, both dimensions yielded a uniform but weak in-group bias. The participants' equating of the in-group with one out-group further illustrated fair-mindedness. The authors discussed implications of the findings.
Source Title: Journal of Social Psychology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131724
ISSN: 00224545
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