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Genius begins at home: Shared social identity enhances the recognition of creative performance

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Psychology, February 2017
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Title
Genius begins at home: Shared social identity enhances the recognition of creative performance
Published in
British Journal of Psychology, February 2017
DOI 10.1111/bjop.12242
Pubmed ID
Authors

Niklas K. Steffens, S. Alexander Haslam, Michelle K. Ryan, Kathryn Millard

Abstract

The present research examines the extent to which the recognition of creative performance is structured by social group membership. It does this by analysing the award of merit prizes for Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role for the international award of US-based Oscars and British-based BAFTAs since BAFTA's inception of this category in 1968. For both awards, the exclusive assessment criterion is the quality of artists' performance in the international arena. Results show that US artists won a greater proportion of Oscars than BAFTAs (odds ratio: 2.10), whereas British artists won a greater proportion of BAFTAs than Oscars (OR: 2.26). Furthermore, results support the hypothesis that these patterns are more pronounced as the diagnostic value of a quality indicator increases - that is, in the conferring of actual awards rather than nominations. Specifically, US artists won a greater proportion of Oscar awards than nominations (OR: 1.77), while British artists won a greater proportion of BAFTA awards than nominations (OR: 1.62). Additional analyses show that the performances of in-group actors in movies portraying in-group culture (US culture in the case of Oscars, British culture in the case of BAFTAs) are more likely to be recognized than the performances of in-group actors in movies portraying the culture of other (out-)groups. These are the first data to provide clear evidence from the field that the recognition of exceptional creative performance is enhanced by shared social identity between perceivers and performers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 45 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 17%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 4%
Other 10 21%
Unknown 13 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 34%
Business, Management and Accounting 9 19%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 12 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 451. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2020.
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