Effects of threat to a valued social identity on implicit self-esteem and discrimination

Smurda, Julie
Wittig, Michelle
Gökalp, Gökçe
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Citation Formats
J. Smurda, M. Wittig, and G. Gökalp, “Effects of threat to a valued social identity on implicit self-esteem and discrimination,” GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS, pp. 181–197, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/49150.