Interindividual-intergroup discontinuity reduction through the anticipation of future interaction

Chester A. Insko, John Schopler, Lowell Gaertner, Tim Wildschut, Robert Kozar, Brad Pinter, Eli J. Finkel, Donna M. Brazil, Candy L. Cecil, Matthew R. Montoya

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Consistent with the role of a long-term perspective in reducing the tendency of intergroup relations to be more competitive than interindividual relations in the context of noncorrespondent outcomes, an experiment demonstrated that anticipated future interaction reduced intergroup but not interindividual competitiveness. Further results indicated that the effect was present only for groups composed of members high in abstractness (Openness-Intellect on the Big 5 Inventory' and Intuition on the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory) who trusted their opponents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-111
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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