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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Saba Safdar
Semester
Fall

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Intergroup Relations Definition of intergroup behavior Whenever individuals belonging to one group interact collectively or individually with another group or its members in terms of their group identification we have an instance of intergroup behavior Two levels of intergroup contactoDyadic level Individual level you identify with yourself as belonging to another group oIntergroup levelGroup level Social Cognition Categorization An aspect of intergroup relationsCategorization is one of the fundamental cognitive processes in human A basic process and is important in our function The lumping together of objects and events into meaningful groupingsoThis is a very subjective process BUT if it makes sense in our group norm then that categorization is valid Why do we categorize oTo reduce complexity of the world Principle of least effortwe rely on oversimplification in order to pro
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