When words become borders : Ingroup favoritism in perceptions and mental representations of Anglo-Canadian and Franco-Canadian faces. / Bjornsdottir, R. Thora; Yeretsian, Simon; West, Greg L.; Rule, Nicholas O.

In: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Vol. 22, No. 7, 01.10.2019, p. 1021-1038.

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When words become borders : Ingroup favoritism in perceptions and mental representations of Anglo-Canadian and Franco-Canadian faces. / Bjornsdottir, R. Thora; Yeretsian, Simon; West, Greg L.; Rule, Nicholas O.

In: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Vol. 22, No. 7, 01.10.2019, p. 1021-1038.

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Bjornsdottir, R. Thora ; Yeretsian, Simon ; West, Greg L. ; Rule, Nicholas O. / When words become borders : Ingroup favoritism in perceptions and mental representations of Anglo-Canadian and Franco-Canadian faces. In: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 7. pp. 1021-1038.

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abstract = "Language is critical to social identity, including nationality. Some nations encompass multiple languages, however, raising questions about how their citizens perceive members of their national versus linguistic groups. We explored perceptions of Canadian nationality, which consists of two linguistic groups: Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Canadians. In Study 1, we used reverse correlation methods to visualize how Anglo- and Franco-Canadians mentally represent the faces of linguistic ingroup and outgroup members, and of Canadians in general. Structural similarity analyses and subjective ratings of the resulting images showed that both groups mentally represented Canadians as more similar to their own linguistic ingroup. In Study 2, Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Canadians rated photos of real Anglo- and Franco-Canadian targets. Both samples showed some ingroup favoritism when inferring their traits but only Anglo-Canadians could accurately differentiate group members. Differences between Anglo-Canadians and Franco-Canadians therefore extend beyond language, with linguistic groups impacting impressions before any words are spoken.",
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