David M. Amodio, Jeffrey J. Berg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Intergroup bias is a pervasive feature of human life, borne of our reliance on group living, which represents the interplay of social structures, group dynamics and the minds and behaviours of individuals. This complexity is reflected in its neural basis: the social neuroscience of intergroup bias examines how multiple neural systems operate in concert to support high-level social responses and the ability to coordinate with groups and societies. This chapter describes what we have learned so far about the neural basis of how intergroup bias is represented in the mind, integrated into a memory systems model of intergroup bias. We discuss the implications of this model for how intergroup bias is expressed in behaviour and how it may be reduced, as well as how this approach may begin to illuminate the interface between systemic elements of bias across individual minds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Intergroup Relations
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on the Neural Underpinnings of Intergroup Behaviour, Ingroup Bias and Prejudice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000541618
ISBN (Print)9780367487157
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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