Two experiments investigated complementary projection -- attributing the complement (viz., the cause) of one's own trait onto another (Bloom a Houston, 1975). In the Triggered Displaced Aggression context, only among those who were initially provoked and then triggered was their fearfulness associated with a perception of an outgroup partner as aggressive (Experiment 1). Thus, these participants misattributed to their partner a trait (viz., aggressive) that was complementary to their own trait (viz., fearful). Among those who were not triggered, self-ratings and their ratings of their partner were unrelated. Experiment 2 replicated these findings using a different pair of complementary traits (stingy/greedy) and employing ratings of the outgroup category as the dependent variable.Participants were then asked to write either a pro-life or a pro-choice essay on the topic of abortion (Pedersen, Bushman, Vasquez aamp; Miller, unpublished manuscript). They were urged to write something that is persuasive and that shows theiranbsp;...
|Title||:||Projection on Outgroups: Complementary Projection in Aversive Intergroup Contexts|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|