All about us, but never about us: The three-pronged potency of prejudice

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (6):435-436 (2012)

Three points that are implicit in Dixon et al.'s paradigm-challenging paper serve to make prejudice potent. First, prejudice reflects understandings of social identity usthem that are shared within particular groups. Second, these understandings are actively promoted by leaders who represent and advance in-group identity. Third, prejudice is identified in out-groups, not in-groups
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