Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Intergroup anxiety from the self and other: evidence from self-report, physiological effects, and real interactions

Greenland, Katy, Xenias, Dimitrios and Maio, Gregory Richard 2012. Intergroup anxiety from the self and other: evidence from self-report, physiological effects, and real interactions. European Journal of Social Psychology 42 (2) , pp. 150-163. 10.1002/ejsp.867

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Intergroup anxiety has become important in understanding the success or failure of intergroup contact. In this paper, we suggest that intergroup anxiety is made up from two constructs: self-anxiety (anxiety over thinking or doing something that is prejudiced) and other-anxiety (anxiety that the other might do something to you). Over four studies, we show how these two dimensions have different correlates and independently predict psychophysiological reactivity to an intergroup interaction. Other-anxiety was associated with negative intergroup attitudes and negative affect. In contrast, self-anxiety had no simple relationship with conventional measures of intergroup attitudes but was associated with a flattening of responses that were indicative of freezing (Study 3) and simultaneous approach and avoidance (Study 4). We suggest that whereas other-anxiety is associated with negative affect and avoidance, self-anxiety is associated with ‘freezing’ responses to intergroup interaction. Thus, the distinction between these two constructs has important repercussions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0046-2772
Funders: ESRC
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 03:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23444

Citation Data

Cited 6 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 16 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item