The two faces of dominance: The differential effect of ingroup superiority and outgroup inferiority on dominant-group identity and group-esteem

The two faces of dominance: The differential effect of ingroup superiority and outgroup inferiority on dominant-group identity and group-esteem

By
Rosalind M. Chow, Brian Lowery, Eric D. Knowles
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
2008, Vol. 44, Issue 4, Pages 1073–1081

The present paper provides evidence that dominant-group members distinguish dominance framed as ingroup superiority from dominance framed as outgroup inferiority, and that ingroup superiority enhances esteem for, and thus identification with, the group more than outgroup inferiority.