Shared identities

Past research has consistently demonstrated that creating a sense of a common ingroup identity can be beneficial for reducing intergroup tensions and creating intergroup harmony. At the same time, however, creating a strong sense of a common ingroup identity has elements that may undermine disadvantaged-group members’ motivation for collective action toward social change.

This project focuses on when and how common identities are most effective in promoting intergroup harmony as well as equality in societies.


  • Jack Dovidio
  • Fabian Schellhaas
  • Key output

  • Our latest empirical paper published in JESP
  • Read this review paper to get an overview of this and others’ recent work on this topic