OPUS grant awarded to dr Katarzyna Jaśko by the National Centre for Science (2012-2015)

In cooperation with: Malgorzata Kossowska (UJ)

The aim of the project is to examine specific psychological mechanisms that account for the justification of the social inequalities by members of low status groups. Specifically, we investigate the impact of group identification on the acceptance of the social order. Results of our previous studies (Jaśko & Kossowska, 2011) and premises from the literature indicate that the more members of low status groups identify with a common superordinate group the more they justify existing intergroup inequalities. On the other hand, they are more prone to protest against the hierarchy if they identify with their subordinate subgroup. In this project we examine the mediating mechanisms that account for the relation between common identity and subgroup identification and justification of inequalities.