Magali Clobert (MC, LPCN, Université de Caen Normandie) vient de publier un nouvel article :
Clobert, M., Sasaki, J., Hwang, K.-K., & Tsai, J. L. (2022, May 12). Valuing High Arousal Negative States Increases Negative Responses Toward Outgroups Across Cultures. Emotion. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0001101
Celui-ci a été accepté par la revue Emotion (SCIMAGO-SCOPUS Q1, SJR 2021 1.83, IF 4.329, H-index 152).
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Previous research demonstrates that the more people experience anger, fear, and other high arousal negative
states (HAN) on average, the more prejudice and harm they express toward outgroups. Here we
demonstrate that valuing HAN—above and beyond actually experiencing HAN—increases people’s
likelihood of engaging in harm toward cultural outgroups in everyday life. In Study 1, U.S. European
Americans (N = 227) read hypothetical scenarios in which a member of another cultural group at school,
work, or home made them uncomfortable. As predicted, the more participants ideally wanted to feel
HAN, the more negatively they responded to the outgroup member in these scenarios (i.e., the more
HAN they felt, the more they viewed harmful actions as appropriate, and the more likely they were to
engage in these actions). To assess generalizability, in Study 2, we provide evidence from Canada (n =
162) and Taiwan (n = 170) that despite cultural differences in the valuation of specific types of HAN,
wanting to feel HAN still predicted negative responses toward cultural outgroups in both cultures.
These findings raise the intriguing possibility that reducing people’s valuation of HAN might play an
important role in increasing tolerance of cultural diversity in multicultural societies.
culture, harm, ideal affect, negative emotion, prejudice
Cet article avait fait l’objet d’une communication lors de la convention annuelle de The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, en février 2022, à San Francisco, Californie.