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dc.contributor.authorBilewicz, Michał
dc.contributor.authorStefaniak, Anna
dc.contributor.authorBarth, Markus
dc.contributor.authorWitkowska, Marta
dc.contributor.authorFritsche, Immo
dc.identifier.citationBilewicz , M , Stefaniak , A , Barth , M , Witkowska , M & Fritsche , I 2019 , ' The role of control motivation in Germans’ and Poles’ interest in history ' , Social Psychological Bulletin , vol. 14 , no. 2 , e33399 , pp. 1-31 .
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dc.descriptionPreparation of this article was supported by the Polish National Science Center (NCN) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) BEETHOVEN Grant DEC-2014/15/G/HS6/04589.en
dc.description.abstractContemporary societies seem to be obsessed with history. This is reflected in the popularity of historical books, films, and reenactments. In our research, we aimed to assess the specific types of content in which people are interested when exploring their national histories and the psychological factors motivating such explorations. Following the two-dimensional model of social cognition that points to morality and competence as main dimensions in person and group perception, we distinguished interest in competence-related aspects of national history (control) from interest in historical moral actions (moral agency). Two studies performed in Poland and Germany showed that in both countries people’s interest in history is structured in a similar way, in which moral agency and control play essential roles. Additionally, in both countries people reacted to individual control threats with enhanced curiosity about the past moral agency of their nations. We discuss these results within the framework of the model of group-based control and compensatory control processes.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectInterest in historyen
dc.subjectGroup based control restorationen
dc.subjectPersonal controlen
dc.subjectMoral agentsen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleThe role of control motivation in Germans’ and Poles’ interest in historyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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