Sherif et al- robbers cave description

HideShow resource information


To investigate relations between groups, specifically to see whether strangers caught together into a group with common goals will form a close group, and to see whether two such groups brought into contact and competition will become hostile towards each other.


22 12-year-old middle-class, protestant, American, boys.

1. In-group formation:

5 days group tasks took place to allow the two groups to bond in their groups, they were each given a name, the eagles and the rattlers.

2. In-group relations, The friction phase:


No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Prejudice resources »