Unutargrupna pristranost / In-Group Bias

Uloga religioznosti / The Role of Religiousness


  • Marija Batinić Gornji Vakuf Public Primary Health Care Centre, Mental Health Department
  • Nina Hadžiahmetović University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Philosophy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7617-3122




extrinsic and intrinsic religiousness, religious priming, ingroup bias, prejudice, prosocial behavior


Religion represents a system of beliefs, understandings, and actions from which religious individuals draw an array of values for their judgments of the world. Religiousness is a multidimensional construct comprising a multitude of religious orientations of which extrinsic and intrinsic religiousness are the most prominent in scientific literature. Also, in the social psychological domain, religion represents a social group whose members show a tendency toward in-group bias, a phenomenon basically immanent in every social group. The construct of in-group favoritism refers to a tendency of favoring one’s in-group members over out-group members. The focus of this paper is oriented on the basic dimensions of religiousness and their behavioral manifestations such as in-group favoritism, prejudice, biases in prosocial behavior, etc. Based on scientific literature, the aim of this paper is to determine the relations between religiousness and in-group bias, i.e., favoring the in-group and derogation of the out-group. An additional aim is to demonstrate the importance of the influence of religious priming on the social behavior of an individual in terms of making or breaking in-group biases and out-group prejudices.


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How to Cite

Batinić, M., & Hadžiahmetović, N. (2023). Unutargrupna pristranost / In-Group Bias: Uloga religioznosti / The Role of Religiousness. Journal of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo / Radovi Filozofskog Fakulteta U Sarajevu, ISSN 2303-6990 on-Line, (26), 185–226. https://doi.org/10.46352/23036990.2023.185