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Meaning in music: deviations from expectations in music prompt outgroup derogation

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Show simple item record Maher, Paul J. van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. Van den Tol, Annemieke Johanna Maria 2019-03-20T15:23:35Z 2019-03-20T15:23:35Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Encountering stimuli that violate expectations can elicit compensatory behavior. One notable result of such compensatory responses is the derogation of outgroups. The present research investigated for the first time if music that defies expectations fosters the derogation of outgroups. In Study 1, exposure to unconventional relative to conventional music increased wagers placed in favor of an ingroup winning a hypothetical rugby match against an outgroup. In extension of this finding, Study 2 revealed that unconventional music led to lower allocated budgets for support of a minority. Study 3 confirmed that music led to harsher punishments of a hypothetical outgroup offender after being exposed to an unconventional edit of a music piece relative to its regular version. The consequences of these findings are discussed in relation to intergroup relations and theories of meaning maintenance. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Social Psychology;43 (6), pp. 449-454
dc.rights "This is the author peer reviewed version of the following article: Maher, P. J., van Tilburg, W., & Van Den Tol, A. J. M. (2013). Meaning in music: Deviations from expectations in music prompt outgroup derogation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(6), 449-454 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.subject outgroup derogation en_US
dc.subject music en_US
dc.subject self-regulation en_US
dc.title Meaning in music: deviations from expectations in music prompt outgroup derogation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ejsp.1969
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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