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dc.contributor.authorLopes, Barbaraen
dc.contributor.authorJaspal, Rusien
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-23T08:27:57Z
dc.date.available2015-10-23T08:27:57Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-01
dc.identifier.citationLopes, B and Jaspal, R. (2015) Paranoia predicts out-group prejudice: preliminary experimental data, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 18 (5), pp. 380-395en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11308
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationships between exposure to terrorism news and state social paranoia, death anxiety and Islamophobia. In two experiments we show that, contrary to previous research in this area, the terrorism news condition did not significantly increase state social paranoia, death anxiety and prejudice towards Muslims, but that paranoid thinking was the sole predictor of Islamophobia. Trait paranoia is associated with both poor well-being and with negative perceptions of Muslim competitive players – a form of interrelationalprejudice. Results indicated that the frequency of paranoid thoughts mediates therelationship between death anxiety and anti-Muslim prejudice and trait paranoia is the main predictor of the negative perceptions of a Muslim competing player. This study elucidatesnew pathways to understanding terror management theory, by including paranoia as a typeof thinking that predisposes individuals to be suspicious of salient out-groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor and Francisen
dc.subjectIslamophobiaen
dc.subjectprejudiceen
dc.subjectparanoiaen
dc.subjectdeath anxietyen
dc.subjectsocial psychologyen
dc.subjectclinicalen
dc.titleParanoia predicts outgroup prejudice: preliminary experimental dataen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2015.1065475
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.researchinstituteMedia Discourse Centre (MDC)en
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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