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Why do some efforts at communication succeed while others fail? We grapple with this issue in a recent paper in PSPB (Greenaway, Wright, Willingham, Reynolds, & Haslam, 2015), concluding that people communicate better with partners with whom they believe they have something in common – such as shared group membership. We gave participants identical instructions to complete Lego models, telling half of them that the instructions came from an ingroup member and the other half that the instructions came from an outgroup member. Then we sat back and watched how well they completed the models…

You can find more information in our post on the SPSP blog here.