Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

Boosting belligerence : how the July 7, 2005, London bombings affected Liberals' moral foundations and prejudice.

Van de Vyver, J. and Houston, D.M. and Abrams, D. and Vasiljevic, M. (2016) 'Boosting belligerence : how the July 7, 2005, London bombings affected Liberals' moral foundations and prejudice.', Psychological science., 27 (2). pp. 169-177.

Abstract

Major terrorist events, such as the recent attacks in Ankara, Sinai, and Paris, can have profound effects on a nation’s values, attitudes, and prejudices. Yet psychological evidence testing the impact of such events via data collected immediately before and after an attack is understandably rare. In the present research, we tested the independent and joint effects of threat (the July 7, 2005, London bombings) and political ideology on endorsement of moral foundations and prejudices among two nationally representative samples (combined N = 2,031) about 6 weeks before and 1 month after the London bombings. After the bombings, there was greater endorsement of the in-group foundation, lower endorsement of the fairness-reciprocity foundation, and stronger prejudices toward Muslims and immigrants. The differences in both the endorsement of the foundations and the prejudices were larger among people with a liberal orientation than among those with a conservative orientation. Furthermore, the changes in endorsement of moral foundations among liberals explained their increases in prejudice. The results highlight the value of psychological theory and research for understanding societal changes in attitudes and prejudices after major terrorist events.

Item Type:Article
Full text:(VoR) Version of Record
First Live Deposit - 07 September 2018
Available under License - Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.
Download PDF
(398Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797615615584
Publisher statement:© The Author(s) 2015 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Record Created:07 Sep 2018 11:43
Last Modified:07 Sep 2018 12:16

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Look up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library