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Measured and manipulated effects of value similarity on prejudice and well-being

Wolf, Lukas J and Hanel, Paul HP and Maio, Greg R (2020) 'Measured and manipulated effects of value similarity on prejudice and well-being.' European Review of Social Psychology. ISSN 1046-3283 (In Press)

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Abstract

We review recent research investigating the effect of shared human values on personal and social outcomes. Using more precise methods than past research, cross-sectional and experimental evidence suggests that well-being and prejudice are predicted by the extent to which people’s values align (or are perceived to align) with those of other people around them. Importantly, this research shows that these effects depend on the type of values being considered and are more nuanced than prior research suggests. For example, well-being is higher among individuals who perceive their fellow citizens to share their values of power and achievement. Prejudice against immigrants is higher among individuals who value conservation more but perceive immigrants to value openness. Moreover, experimentally highlighting actual value similarities rather than mean differences improves attitudes towards outgroups. We discuss how future studies can improve our understanding of value similarity effects and their underlying mechanisms

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Value similarity, congruence, response surface analyses, well-being, prejudice
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 16:04
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2020 16:04
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28458

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