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ERIC Number: ED136144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 7
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Group Membership and Preference for Information about Others.
Wilder, David A.; Allen, Vernon L.
When categorized into one of two groups, subjects preferred information indicating ingroup similarity and outgroup dissimilarity. When categorized into a single group, subjects preferred maximum information about others regardless of content. No preference occurred when subjects were not categorized into a group. Thus, preferred information maintained the initial group structure--accentuating differences between while minimizing differences within groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association (New York, N.Y., April 22-24, 1976)