Chapter 10. Complexity of Superordinate Self-Categories and Ingroup Projection

  1. Richard J. Crisp
  1. Sven Waldzus

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325447.ch10

The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity

The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity

How to Cite

Waldzus, S. (2010) Complexity of Superordinate Self-Categories and Ingroup Projection, in The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity (ed R. J. Crisp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325447.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Kent, UK

Author Information

  1. ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Social Issues and Interventions

Book Series Editors:

  1. Marilynn B. Brewer

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195621

Online ISBN: 9781444325447

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Keywords:

  • complexity of superordinate self-categories and ingroup projection;
  • diversity, and how it can beat provincial ethnocentric prejudice;
  • Mummendey and Wenzel's ingroup projection - ethnocentrism and biased attraction toward own group, being prevalent;
  • ingroup projection reduction;
  • group members, ingroup and superordinate category - and higher levels of ingroup projection;
  • second property, broad or narrow scope of prototype of superordinate category;
  • relative ingroup prototypicality - conditions with clear or unclear prototype of superordinate category (SC) for participants;
  • complexity and prototypicality - in asymmetric status relations;
  • extended version of ingroup projection model–moderations, by relative status of subgroups;
  • cognitive and small-scope mindsets - reducing ingroup projection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ingroup Projection as a Source of Intolerance

  • Reducing Ingroup Projection

  • Complexity and Prototypicality in Asymmetric Status Relations

  • Complexity of Negatively Valued Superordinate Categories and Prototypicality

  • Cognitive and Small-scope Mindsets Reduce Ingroup Projection

  • Implications for Policy and Practice

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgments

  • References