Several studies demonstrated that a high need for cognitive closure (NFC) is associated with higher prejudice towards the out-group. This study aims to investigate how this effect can be moderated by attributions of morality to the in-group and the out-group. A questionnaire was administered to 725 participants. The results showed a positive relationship between NFC and prejudice when the in-group was evaluated as more moral than the out-group. This relationship was weaker when the out-group was evaluated as more moral than the in-group. These findings implicated that it is possible to reduce prejudice in individuals with high NFC by manipulating perceptions of in-group and out-group morality.

Theodorou, A., Kosic, A. (2021). The Relationship Between the Need for Cognitive Closure, Stereotyped In-group and the Out-group Morality, and Prejudice towards the Out-group. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.

The Relationship Between the Need for Cognitive Closure, Stereotyped In-group and the Out-group Morality, and Prejudice towards the Out-group

Annalisa Theodorou;
2021

Abstract

Several studies demonstrated that a high need for cognitive closure (NFC) is associated with higher prejudice towards the out-group. This study aims to investigate how this effect can be moderated by attributions of morality to the in-group and the out-group. A questionnaire was administered to 725 participants. The results showed a positive relationship between NFC and prejudice when the in-group was evaluated as more moral than the out-group. This relationship was weaker when the out-group was evaluated as more moral than the in-group. These findings implicated that it is possible to reduce prejudice in individuals with high NFC by manipulating perceptions of in-group and out-group morality.
Theodorou, A., Kosic, A. (2021). The Relationship Between the Need for Cognitive Closure, Stereotyped In-group and the Out-group Morality, and Prejudice towards the Out-group. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.
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