social identity theory

Tajfel beleived that were in-groups and out-groups. The in-group the one we are alreay in, and the out-group being the other group. Tajel called this social categorisation.

The groups that we belong to give us our social identity:a sense of belonging in the social world.

Tajfel's explanation ha considered prejudice as being due to competition that exists between various groups in society.

Inter-group conflict


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