Social identity theory evaluate

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  • The theory has evidence from minimal group studies such as Tajfel (1970) who demonstrated that being part of a group is sufficient to lead to prejudice against people not within that group.
  • However, this particular study is a laboratory experiment which suffers from low ecological validity as it is carried out in an artificial setting.
  • The theory underestimates the importance of individual differences, some people have a much greater tendency…


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