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Helping "us" vs. "them": ingroup favouritism in prosocial behaviour

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To what extent is the tendency to act more prosocially towards ingroup than outgroup members a 'default' tendency that is based on intuitive processes activated across different social contexts and with different social groups? Here I report three sets of targeted empirical studies that use economic games to explore ingroup favouritism in prosocial behaviour. In Chapter 2, I use a newly developed measure to explore whether simply categorizing people into groups is sufficient to induce ingr...

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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DPhil
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2017-10-02

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