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Cognitive and neural foundations of perceptual biases for the self and social groups

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The notion of the self as distinct from other people is fundamental to the study of human psychology. Closely tied to this sense of self is the profound importance of belonging to social groups. The cognitive prioritisation of self- and ingroup-related information, known as self-bias and ingroup-bias, occurs across a multitude of cognitive domains. Although adaptively beneficial, biases arising from social categorisation are the source of prejudiced attitudes, discriminatory behaviours and...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Supervisor
Department:
Department of Psychology, University of Bath
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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2019-03-08

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