Intrinsic religiosity reduces intergroup hostility under mortality salience
Article first published online: 23 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 451–461, June 2012
How to Cite
Golec de Zavala, A., Cichocka, A., Orehek, E. and Abdollahi, A. (2012), Intrinsic religiosity reduces intergroup hostility under mortality salience. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 42: 451–461. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1843
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 23 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 28 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAR 2011
Results of three studies indicate that intrinsic religiosity and mortality salience interact to predict intergroup hostility. Study 1, conducted among 200 American Christians and Jews, reveals that under mortality salience, intrinsic (but not extrinsic or quest) religiosity is related to decreased support for aggressive counterterrorism. Study 2, conducted among 148 Muslims in Iran, demonstrates that intrinsic religiosity predicts decreased out-group derogation under mortality salience. Study 3, conducted among 131 Polish Christians, shows that under mortality salience, priming of intrinsic religious concepts decreases support for aggressive counterterrorism. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.