Social Identity Theory Evaluation

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  • Social Identity Theory Evaluation
    • Realistic Conflict Theory
      • Competition between groups is a better explanation of prejudice than just groups
    • Theory too simple
      • grouping is just one aspect of prejudice. human behaviour is more complex
    • Supporting Study
      • Robbers Cave Study. Sherif et al
        • hostility shown by each group
    • Real life phenomena
      • Football crowd violence
        • Categorise, Identify, Compare leads to violence
    • Practical Application
      • Common in-group identity model
        • removing group boundaries by  finding common ground e.g spurs and millwall supporting england


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