Need for closure and coercion in inter-group conflicts: experimental evidence for the mitigating effect of accessible conflict schemas

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Golec de Zavala, A., Federico, C., Cisłak, A. and Sigger, J. 2008. Need for closure and coercion in inter-group conflicts: experimental evidence for the mitigating effect of accessible conflict schemas. European Journal of Social Psychology. 38 (1), pp. 84-105. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.438
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TitleNeed for closure and coercion in inter-group conflicts: experimental evidence for the mitigating effect of accessible conflict schemas
AuthorsGolec de Zavala, A., Federico, C., Cisłak, A. and Sigger, J.
Abstract

Three experimental studies demonstrate that momentarily-accessible conflict-schemas moderate the relationship between need for closure and conflict-strategy preferences, with the relationship between a high need for closure and increased competitiveness reduced to non-significance when a cooperative conflict schema is made salient but strengthened when a hostile one is activated. Study 1 manipulated the accessibility of competitive versus cooperative conflict schemas using different descriptions of a contemporary political conflict, while Studies 2 and 3 manipulated conflict-schema accessibility using primes embedded in an ostensibly-unrelated lexical decision task. Together, the present studies provide a strong pattern of experimental support for the moderating effect of conflict-schema accessibility suggested by earlier correlational studies. The implications for conflict reduction are discussed.

Research GroupApplied Health Psychology group
PublisherWiley
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Psychology
ISSN0046-2772
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Print2008
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Deposited01 Mar 2010
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.438
LanguageEnglish
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