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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||How group identification distorts beliefs|
|Authors:||Cacault, Maria Paula|
|Published in:||Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Elsevier|
|Subjects:||Belief updating; Discrimination; Overconfidence; Social identity|
|Subject (DDC):||305: Groups (age, origine, gender, income)|
|Abstract:||This paper investigates how group identification distorts people’s beliefs about the ability of their peers in social groups. We find that experimentally manipulated identification with a randomly composed group leads to overconfident beliefs about fellow group members’ performance on an intelligence test. This result cannot be explained by individual overconfidence, i.e., participants overconfident in their own skill believing that their group performed better because of them, as this was ruled out by experimental design. Moreover, we find that participants with stronger group identification put more weight on positive signals about their group when updating their beliefs. These in-group biases in beliefs can have important economic consequences when group membership is used to make inference about an individual’s characteristics as, for instance, in hiring decisions.|
|Fulltext version:||Accepted version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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Cacault, M. P., & Grieder, M. (2019). How group identification distorts beliefs. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 164, 63–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2019.05.027
Cacault, M.P. and Grieder, M. (2019) ‘How group identification distorts beliefs’, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 164, pp. 63–76. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2019.05.027.
M. P. Cacault and M. Grieder, “How group identification distorts beliefs,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 164, pp. 63–76, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.05.027.
Cacault, Maria Paula, and Manuel Grieder. “How Group Identification Distorts Beliefs.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol. 164, 2019, pp. 63–76, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2019.05.027.
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