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Title: FRAMING GROUP PERCEPTIONS THROUGH UNITY AND JOURNEY
Authors: CHENG IVY
Keywords: framing, group perception, unity, journey
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2018
Citation: CHENG IVY (2018-04-13). FRAMING GROUP PERCEPTIONS THROUGH UNITY AND JOURNEY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Like seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses, metaphorical frames can influence how one interprets and navigates through their social world. In addition, past research has established that people are often motivated to maintain a positive group identity. Indeed, when the group is threatened, attempts to restore the standing of the group can lead to compensatory behaviors such as in-group favoritism or out-group derogation. However, there has been scarce research on the effects of metaphorical framing on group relations under conditions of conflict, such as when the group is criticized. Thus, in the present research, participants were exposed to metaphors of either journey (progress) or unity (harmony), and presented with criticisms about the group by an in-group (Experiment 1 & 2) or out-group (Experiment 2) critic. Results supported that unity frame participants were more likely to exhibit in-group enhancement than journey frame participants, but only when the criticism comes from within. These findings extend the effects of metaphorical framing to intragroup processes, and identify a new moderator for in-group enhancement in reaction to group-directed criticism. Also, given the prevalence of metaphors in our daily lives, reactions to criticisms may be more susceptible to subtle frame changes than one would expect.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147112
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