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Title: In-group bias and fair-mindedness as strategies of self-presentation in intergroup perception
Authors: Singh, R. 
Choo, W.M.
Poh, L.L.
Issue Date: Feb-1998
Citation: Singh, R., Choo, W.M., Poh, L.L. (1998-02). In-group bias and fair-mindedness as strategies of self-presentation in intergroup perception. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 24 (2) : 147-162. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The authors reviewed the anomalies in tests of the in-group bias hypothesis and tested the hypothesis that intergroup perception is a compromise between the need to preserve a positive social identity and maintain a self-image of fair-mindedness. Given two response measures, participants may show discrimination along one but not the other. Evaluation of multiple groups may invoke recategorization: Contrast between out-group and in-group will serve the social identity need; assimilation of at least one out-group with the in-group will satisfy the fair-mindedness need. Participants age 11 and above showed in-group bias in competence but no discrimination in attraction; the 7-year-olds discriminated along both measures. The hypothesized recategorization effects emerged in a within-participants study. Nonnegative ratings of the out-group also illustrated fairness in the participants. These results portray in-group bias and fair-mindedness as strategies of self-presentation in intergroup perception.
Source Title: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133010
ISSN: 01461672
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