Does It Matter If It Involves My Group? How the Importance of Collective-Esteem Influences a Group-Based Framing Task

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Todd McElroy Ph.D. (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Studies that have addressed questions concerning when framing effects are likely to occur have produced mixed results. In this article we examine how differences in personality factors influence a group–based framing task. Specifically, when high collective importance individuals evaluated a framing task involving their group no framing effects were observed. Different results were obtained for low collective individuals. When low collective individuals evaluated a task involving their group, the typical framing effects were found. These results are interpreted in light of the dual analytic-holistic analysis.

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McElroy, T., & Seta, J. J. (2006). Does it matter if it involves my group? How the importance of collective-esteem influences a group-based framing task. Social Cognition, 24(4): 496-510. Published by Guilford Press (ISSN: 0278-016X). Copyright Guilford Press. Reprinted with permission of The Guilford Press.
Language: English
Date: 2006

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