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Reactions To Depictions Of Intergroup Distinctiveness And Similarity Among Liberals And Conservatives

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Reactions To Depictions Of Intergroup Distinctiveness And Similarity Among Liberals And Conservatives

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dc.contributor.author Popan, Jason R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:20:29Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:20:29Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:20:29Z
dc.date.submitted January 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10130 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1867
dc.description.abstract Reactions to an intergroup distinctiveness manipulation and a potential mechanism of intergroup boundary maintenance between liberals and conservatives were investigated. In Study 1, self-identified liberals and conservatives (N = 121) read an ostensible newspaper article depicting either high or low levels of distinctiveness between their groups on political issues and responded to items assessing the consistency of the encountered article with held views and attitudes towards the article's content. Participants' level of identification with their political orientation category moderated the relationship between distinctiveness and reported consistency. Study 2 (N = 152) tested whether threatened intergroup distinctiveness by way of the distinctiveness manipulation would lead to selective exposure to more extreme outgroup sources. No support for this mechanism of boundary reassertion was found. However, strength of preference for the chosen clip and a measure of openness to experience were each positively related to the odds of selecting an extreme versus a moderate outgroup source to view. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Kenworthy, Jared en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Psychology en_US
dc.title Reactions To Depictions Of Intergroup Distinctiveness And Similarity Among Liberals And Conservatives en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Kenworthy, Jared en_US
dc.degree.department Psychology en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1468
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