Increasing the Predictive Validity of Identity Fusion in Leading to Sacrifice by Considering the Extremity of the Situation

Published on Mar 1, 2021in European Journal of Social Psychology3.376
· DOI :10.1002/EJSP.2727
Borja Paredes8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Pablo Briñol48
Estimated H-index: 48
(UAM: Autonomous University of Madrid)
+ 1 AuthorsÁngel Gómez32
Estimated H-index: 32
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Devoted actors—those who share sacred values with a group with which they are fused—are particularly willing to self-sacrifice to defend their group or values when they are threatened. Here, we exp...
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Frontline investigations with fighters against the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS), combined with multiple online studies, address willingness to fight and die in intergroup conflict. The general focus is on non-utilitarian aspects of human conflict, which combatants themselves deem ‘sacred’ or ‘spiritual’, whether secular or religious. Here we investigate two key components of a theoretical framework we call ‘the devoted actor’—sacred values and identity fusion with a group—to better understand pe...
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