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Motivational Processes
Motivational processes
Abstract

Motivation and cognition have often been seen in opposition when it comes to explaining prejudice. Similarly, more social versus more cognitive approaches often tend to be disconnected from each other. This has led to the adoption of a dominant framework that obliterates the strong connection between these aspects. To overcome this limitation, we analyse prejudice from the perspective of the basic human needs, that is, to know and to control, to be connected with others, and to have value. These integrity concerns provide a rich analytic tool allowing us to appraise a vast array of theoretical and empirical contributions. Although these integrity concerns constitute powerful factors leading to the emergence of prejudice, we suggest that the same concerns must be used if ...

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