Opposite associations of collective narcissism and in-group satisfaction with intergroup aggression via belief in the hedonistic function of revenge

Karolina Dyduch-Hazar , Błażej Mroziński


We investigated whether collective narcissism (i.e., believing that the in-group is exceptional but insufficiently recognized by others) and in-group satisfaction (i.e., believing that the ingroup is a source of satisfaction) have opposite, unique associations with intergroup aggression via belief in the hedonistic function of revenge (i.e., an expectation of emotional reward from harming others in response to feeling oneself harmed). Results of two studies conducted in Poland (N = 675) found that collective narcissism is positively related to belief in the hedonistic function of revenge, whereas in-group satisfaction is negatively related, and both are related to intergroup aggression. These relationships were found only when the overlap between collective narcissism and in-group satisfaction was partialled out. The results shed a new light on the mechanisms linking in-group positivity to out-group derogation, and highlight the importance of investigating revenge motivations in the intergroup relations.
Author Karolina Dyduch-Hazar (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Karolina Dyduch-Hazar,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
, Błażej Mroziński (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Błażej Mroziński,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
Journal seriesPLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2021
Publication size in sheets0.55
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 1100 General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; 1300 General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
URL https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247814
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.111; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.776 (2) - 2018=3.337 (5)
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