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Intergroup Emotions

Definition

Intergroup emotions refer to the specific emotional reactions that people feel toward a social group and its members. Intergroup emotions are closely related to the concept of prejudice. Both intergroup emotions and prejudice involve individuals' feelings about social groups to which they do not belong; however, these two terms differ in the level of detail used to characterize people's feelings toward groups. Prejudice generally refers to one's overall general feeling (e.g., favorable vs. unfavorable) toward a social group, whereas intergroup emotions generally refer to one's specific feelings (e.g., respect, anger, guilt) toward a social group. Compared to general prejudice, then, a focus on intergroup emotions often reveals a more complex and differentiated picture of how individuals feel about social groups.

Variations in Intergroup Emotions

Intergroup emotions take ...

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