A New Approach to Intergroup Conflict: A Pilot Study from Northern Ireland
Murray, Regan L.
A research project was conducted to examine the relationship between Social Identity Theory, social memories, and attitudes towards innovation in the context of intergroup conflict. Thirty-three subjects ( 14 students and 19 government workers) filled out a ten item questionnaire which measured the subject's strength of group identity. Participants then answered a series of interview questions which examined various facets of in-group events, out-group events, and attitudes towards future innovations. Overall, the data partially supported two hypotheses: (1) that there is a relationship between an individual's strength of group identity and types of memories chosen to reflect the in- and out-group and (2) that there is a relationship between these two variables and attitudes towards innovation.
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