From Prejudice to Intergroup Emotions

Differentiated Reactions to Social Groups

Edited by Diane M. Mackie, Eliot R. Smith

© 2003 – Psychology Press

316 pages | 32 Color Illus.

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About the Book

The theories or programs of research described in the chapters of this book move beyond the traditional evaluation model of prejudice, drawing on a broad range of theoretical ancestry to develop models of why, when, and how differentiated reactions to groups arise, and what their consequences might be. The chapters have in common a re-focusing of interest on emotion as a theoretical base for understanding differentiated reactions to, and differentiated behaviors toward, social groups. The contributions also share a focus on specific interactional and structural relations among groups as a source of these differentiated emotional reactions. The chapters in the volume thus reflect a theoretical shift from an earlier emphasis on knowledge about ingroups and outgroups to a new perspective on prejudice in which socially-grounded emotional differentiation becomes a basis for social regulation.


"Mackie and Smith have assembled an impressive line-up of leading scholars who share and interest in affective and emotional dimensions of intergroup phenomena. This book is a timely and quite original integration of diverse strands of research that address the 'hot' dimension of intergroup behavior--a dimension that has until recently taken the back seat to an emphasis on cognitive processes and structures. By bringing this work together, Mackie and Smith have done the field a great service in setting a clear agenda for this new emphasis in the social psychology of intergroup behavior." -- Michael A. Hogg, University of Queensland

Table of Contents

From Prejudice to Intergroup Emotions: Differentiated Reactions to Social Groups

Edited by Diane Mackie and Eliot Smith

1: Beyond Prejudice: Moving from Positive and Negative Evaluations to Differentiated Reactions to Social Groups

Diane M. Mackie and Eliot Smith

2: Social-Self Discrepencies and Group-Based Emotional Distress

Aharon Bizman & Yoel Yinon

3: Promotion and Prevention Forms of Intergroup Bias

James Y. Shah, Paige C. Brazy, & E. Tory Higgins

4: Antecedents and Consequences of Collective Guilt

Nyla R. Branscombe, Bertjan Doosje, & Craig McGarty

5: Intergroup Emotions and Self-Categorization: The Impact of Perspective-Talking on Reactions to Victims of Harmful Behavior

Vincent Yzerbyt, Muriel Dumont, Ernestine Gordijn, & Daniel Wigboldus

6: Intergroup Encounters and Threat: A Multi-Method Approach

Jim Blascovich, Wendy Berry Mendes, & Mark D. Sneery

7: Experiencing Intergroup Emotions

Theirry Devos, Lisa A. Silver, Diane M. Mackie, & Eliot R. Smith

8: Expressing Emotions and Decoding Them: In-groups and Out-groups do not Share the Same Advantages

Jacques-Philippe Leyens, Stephanie Demoulin, Michel Desert, Jeroen Vaes, & Pierre Philippot

9: The Role of Affect in Determining Intergroup Behavior: The Case of Willingness to Engage in Intergroup Contact

John F. Dovidio, Victoria M. Esses, Kelly R. Beach, & Samuel L. Gaertner

10: Close Encounters of the Suspicious Kind: Outgoing Paranoia in Hierarchical Trust Dilemmas

Roderick M. Kramer and John T. Jost

11: The Role of Threat in Intergroup Relations

Walter G. Stephan & C. Lausanne Renfro

12: Intergroup Emotions and Images

Marilynn B. Brewer & Michele G. Alexander

13: They System Justification Motive in Intergroup Relations

John T. Jost and Roderick M. Kramer

14: Emotions Up and Down: Intergroup Emotions Result from Perceived Status and Competition

Susan T. Fiske, Amy J.C. Cuddy, & Peter Glick

15: Intergroup Emotions: A Biocultural Approach

Steven L. Neuberg & Catherine A. Cottrell

16: Commentary

Eliot R. Smith and Diane M. Mackiej

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology