Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Don’t put me in this group: Assignment to non-preferred groups increases disidentification and a preference for negative ingroup information.

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Not all group memberships are self-chosen. The current research examines whether assignments to non-preferred groups influence our relationship with the group and our preference for information about the ingroup. It was expected and found that, when people are assigned to non-preferred groups, they perceive the group as different to the self, experience negative emotions about the assignment and in turn disidentify with the group. On the other hand, when people are assigned to preferred groups, they perceive the group as similar to the self, experience positive emotions about the assignment and in turn identify with the group. Finally, disidentification increases a preference for negative information about the ingroup. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)