publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Can we forgive a militant outgroup member? The role of perspective‐taking

Masi Noor; Samer Halabi;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2018
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Whereas previous research has commonly studied the effects of perspective-taking for harmless targets, we examined whether the effect of perspective-taking might extend to a violent outgroup target. That is, our target not only held members of the adversary group responsible for his plight but also issued a severe threat to them (suicide bombing). We report findings from two studies that were conducted within the intergroup relations between Israelis and Palestinians, defined by a prolonged and violent conflict. Study 1 found that perspective-taking with a radicalised and threatening Palestinian target could successfully be induced among Israeli participants and...
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free text keywords: General Social Sciences, Social Psychology, Group conflict, Forgiveness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Perspective-taking, Militant, Psychology, Outgroup, BF
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