- Created by: rachel cantwell
- Created on: 22-04-15 16:17
1. According to Tajfel, what happens when people stereotype?
- We exaggerate differences between the groups, and exaggerate the similarities between things in the out-group
- We create barriers between the in-group and out-groups, eventually making it so that it is very difficult to exit the in-group
- We project the insecurities of the in-group onto the out-group
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2. Define 'social identification'
- The extent to which we identify with certain groups and internalise them as part of our self-concept
- The terms used by society to tell who people are, for example, 'male' and 'female'
- A process used by the government and public sector agencies to identify people through DNA
3. What does self-discrepancy distinguish between?
- Negative and positive role modelling
- The actual, ideal and ought self
- Our different personality traits
4. What is the central hypothesis of SIT?
- In-groups seek to find negative aspects of an out-group to enhance their self-image
- In-groups are powerful tools used by the majority in order to control the population
- Out-groups form as part of a resistance to majority views
5. What do promotional focused people focus on?
- Achieving through others' failure, creating negative role modelling of 'cramming' rather than focused revision
- Achieving the highest possible grade, being inspired by positive role models of high achievement and trying to emulate them
- Achieving a good enough grade, focusing their energy on social and creative tasks that will help their mental health
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