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In an increasingly diverse world, understanding young adults’ intergroup prosocial behavior toward diverse others may inform ways to reduce intergroup conflict and cultivate an equitable and inclusive society. The college years are often the first time that young adults begin to explore their social identities and intergroup relations independently from their parents. Thus, we focused on college students and identified 4 profiles of intergroup prosocial behavior (self-serving, altruistic, selfish, and reverse ethnic racial bias) that were differentially related to the social, cognitive, and contextual correlates we examined. Overall, findings highlighted the need to foster intergroup prosocial behavior and the benefits of intergroup prosocial behavior to young adults’ sense of belongingness.

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This page is a summary of: Young Adults’ Intergroup Prosocial Behavior and its Associations With Social Dominance Orientation, Social Identities, Prosocial Moral Obligation, and Belongingness, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, May 2022, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/02654075221096398.
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