Published: 04 December 2017

Oppressing a Minority

The Role of Threat, Emotions, and Prejudice in Promoting Collective Action Against Immigrant Groups

This research project was developed at the 2010 European Association of Social Psychology Summer School in Greece.

Seer's Fabio Fasoli and colleagues assessed the role of distinctiveness threat, group-based emotions (angst, fear and anger), and prejudice on people’s willingness to engage in collective action against immigrant groups. Results of this research enhance understanding of when and why advantaged groups undertake collective action against disadvantaged groups bdemonstrating that distinctiveness threats and emotions promote collective actions.

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