Inter and intragroup emotion and social identification : a real world study

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Title: Inter and intragroup emotion and social identification : a real world study
Authors: Muldoon, Orla
McNamara, Niamh
Devine, Paula
Trew, Karen J.
Dowds, Lizanne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2344
Date: 2010
Abstract: Emotion research has recently begun to focus on the relationship between social identities and group based emotion. The current paper reports on a large scale study of intra and intergroup emotions and their relationship to social identities in Northern Ireland. 1,179 respondents reported their explicit intragroup emotion, selfcategorised religion and strength of religious identity as well as four emotional responses to four visual primes related to them in their own homes. The valence of the prime and strength of identification were manipulate and measured respectively. Intragroup primes were found to be more strongly and significantly related to both identification and type of emotion expressed than intergroup primes. The results of the study are interpreted in terms of our understanding of appraisal and intergroup emotions theory and the practical implications for intergroup relations considered.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Copyright (published version): The authors, 2010
Keywords: Emotions Theory;Northern Ireland;Intergroup Interaction;Intragroup Interaction
Subject LCSH: Emotions--Sociological aspects
Group identity--Northern Ireland
Social interaction--Northern Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Paper presented at the IBIS Annual Conference 2009 'Protestant Traditions and the Paths to Peace: Beyond the Legacies of Plantation', Global Irish Institute, University College, Dublin, 9 June 2009
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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