Recategorization and Prosocial Behavior: Common In-Group Identity and a Dual Identity

John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Nurit Shnabel, Tamar Saguy, James Johnson

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Prosocial Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationGroup Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405178815
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Common In-Group Identity Model and Intergroup Bias
  • Common identity and prosocial behavior
  • Dual identities
  • Evidence supporting the Common In-Group Identity model
  • Expressed identity-prejudice and helping
  • Mediating mechanism-social comparison and projection processes
  • Recategorization and prosocial behavior and in-group and dual identity
  • Social Identity Theory and Self-Categorization Theory
  • Social categorization and social bias
  • Structured intergroup contact and shared social identity

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