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Deindividuation effects on group offending : the effect of salient identity and being in a group on sexual offending

Faiss, Laura Sophie (2017) Deindividuation effects on group offending : the effect of salient identity and being in a group on sexual offending.

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Abstract:The Social Identity Model of Deindividuation Effects proposes that behaviour in group becomes more socially regulated by group norms. Groups that offend consequentially possess a group norm that condones offending. The present study tested this theory for group sexual assault. Group identity (group vs. individual) and salient group identity (masculine vs. feminine identity) were manipulated. It was hypothesized that overall more offending would occur in the group condition. Only participants primed with a masculinity norm were expected to show more sexist behaviour though. To test this, participants read five short stories about a superhero. They could indicate how they would behave in that situation. Response options were harmless, sexist or criminal. Neither hypothesis could be confirmed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72613
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