Ambivalent stereotypes link to peace, conflict and inequality across 38 nations

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title = "Ambivalent stereotypes link to peace, conflict and inequality across 38 nations",
abstract = "A cross-national study, 49 samples in 38 nations, N=4,344, investigates whether national peace and conflict reflect ambivalent warmth-competence stereotypes: High-conflict societies (Pakistan) may need clearcut, unambivalent group images-distinguishing friends from foes. Highly peaceful countries (Denmark) also may need less ambivalence because most groups occupy the shared national identity, with only a few outcasts. Finally, nations with intermediate conflict (U.S.) may need ambivalence to justify more complex intergroup-system stability. Using the Global Peace Index to measure conflict, a curvilinear (quadratic) relationship between ambivalence and conflict highlights how both extremely peaceful and extremely conflictual countries display lower stereotype ambivalence, whereas countries intermediate on peace-conflictpresent higher ambivalence. These data also replicated a linear inequality-ambivalence relationship.",
keywords = "stereotypes, peace, conflict, inequality, ambivalence",
author = "Federica Durante and Fiske, {Susan T} and Michele Gelfand and Franca Crippa and Chiara Suttora and Amelia Stillwell and Frank Asbrock and Zeynep Aycan and Bye, {Hege H} and Rickard Carlsson and Fredrik Bj{\"o}rklund and Munqith Daghir and Armando Geller and Larsen, {Christian Albrekt} and Hamid Latif and M{\"a}h{\"o}nen, {Tuuli Anna} and Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti and Ali Teymoori",
year = "2017",
doi = "10.1073/pnas.1611874114",
language = "English",
volume = "114",
pages = "669–674",
journal = "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences",
issn = "1091-6490",
publisher = "National Acad Sciences",
number = "4",