PSYB10H3 Lecture Notes - Realistic Conflict Theory

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N everyone has multiple ingroups, and the ingroup one identifies with the most will be based on the aspect of themselves they are currently thinking about. A social group to which you do not belong. Situations, cognitions, beliefs, and feelings that arise when people from different groups interact with or think about each other. A diffuse but interrelated set of social psychological theories about when and why individuals identify with, and behave as a part of, social groups. N key assumption: we all have a need for positive self regard (we want to think that we are good people) N how do we achieve this positive self-regard: via our own achievements, via identification with the achievements of the social groups we belong to. N 4 main components of social identity theory: categorization www. notesolution. com, identification, comparison, psychological distinctiveness. People naturally group other social objects into groups. N why do we categorize people into groups: old way of thinking:

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