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United in defeat: the causes and consequences of identity fusion in football fans

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What motivates extreme pro-group action, such as heroism and self-sacrifice on the battlefield? Despite much scholarly attention in recent years, the question is yet to be fully explained. Recent research suggests that shared dysphoric experiences are one way of generating identity fusion, a visceral sense of 'oneness' between individual and group that has been shown to motivate willingness to fight and die for the group. Using two special populations - British and Brazilian football ...

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Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology

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ES/J500112/1
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Martha Newson
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REF RES-060-25-467 0085
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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