Global social identity and global cooperation

Buchan, Nancy R., Brewer, Marilynn B., Grimalda, Gianluca, Wilson, Rick K., Fatas, Enrique and Foddy, Margaret (2010) Global social identity and global cooperation. Psychological Science, 22 (6). pp. 821-828. ISSN 1467-9280

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This research examined the question of whether the psychology of social identity can motivate cooperation in the context of a global collective. Our data came from a multinational study of choice behavior in a multilevel public-goods dilemma conducted among samples drawn from the general populations of the United States, Italy, Russia, Argentina, South Africa, and Iran. Results demonstrate that an inclusive social identification with the world community is a meaningful psychological construct that plays a role in motivating cooperation that transcends parochial interests. Self-reported identification with the world as a whole predicts behavioral contributions to a global public good beyond what is predicted from expectations about what other people are likely to contribute. Furthermore, global social identification is conceptually distinct from general attitudes about global issues, and has unique effects on cooperative behavior.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2023 15:30
DOI: 10.1177/0956797611409590

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