Deprivation, Identification, and Extreme Pro-Group Behaviors: The Political Environment in Turkey

Özdemir F., Özkan T.

PEACE AND CONFLICT-JOURNAL OF PEACE PSYCHOLOGY, vol.26, pp.224-226, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1037/pac0000392
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Communication & Mass Media Index, Geobase, PAIS International, Political Science Complete, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-226
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this research, conducted after the 2015 parliamentary election in Turkey, was to investigate the relations of individuals with their local in-group and an extended in-group. In-group favoritism was interpreted using relative deprivation and social identity theories. Participants were supporters of the Republican People's Party, the Peoples' Democratic Party, and the Nationalist Movement Party. After demographic variables were controlled, group-based relative deprivation and group identification predicted the endorsement of extreme bias in favor of the local in-group and extended in-group members. Second, depending on the participant's political party identity, there were significant differences in relations with members of the supported dissident political party and citizens of the Republic of Turkey.