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Michael Inzlicht

Lecture 6 Prejudices – INTERGROUP RELATIONS • Intergroup relations – the way groups interact with each other, how they think about each others. The focus is now on groups. • When you identify with a group, your sense of self gets connected to being a member of the group. This is b/c the self esteem and self identity are deeply connected to the degree that we assign our traits to the group, we think that other group members are similar to us; we also adopt stereotypical traits, about our own group. The social identity happens because they are part of a group. We want to feel good about ourselves. 1) through our own acts 2) through having a positive social identity, by having a great group, or by putting down other groups (by comparing your group to other groups) • When the self esteem is low, when our social group identity is threatened, we use this tool to put down other groups, to see them in a worse light, etc. • In order to feel better about ourselves, we cannot see the (+) things, or we cannot see harm in our out groups. • 1) When we compare our group with other groups, we
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