1. What is the main critique of social identity theory?
- Social identity theory is too reductionist
- The individual context is ignored
- The group context is ignored
- Social identity theory ignores evolutionary arguments
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2. How does social identity theory explain prejudice and discrimination?
- If a member of the outgroup enters the context of the ingroup, to retain the distinctiveness of the groups identity prejudice will occur
- If the distinctiveness of the group identity is perceived to be threatened, increased effort will be made to make the ingroup dissimilar to outgroup (prejudice)
- The ingroup will conform in displaying prejudice and discrimination towards the outgroup
- If the outgroup has different beliefs to the ingroup, there will be prejudice
3. What is vicarious contact?
- When positive behaviours are acquired through observing ingroup/outgroup relationships
- When ingroup members have outgroup friends
- Mentally simulating a meeting with outgroup members
4. Which of these is NOT a way to reduce prejudice?
- 'Inclusion of the other into the self'
- Improve intergroup relations
- Reduce direct contact with the outgroup
- Increase direct contact with the outgroup
5. Which are the main concepts in social identity theory?
- Social comparison (ingroup v.s outgroup) and POSITIVE SOCIAL IDENTITY
- Social categorisation (ingroup) and Social comparison (ingroup v.s outgroup) + NEGATIVE SOCIAL IDENTITY
- Social categorisation (ingroup) and Social comparison (ingroup v.s outgroup) + POSITIVE SOCIAL IDENTITY
- Social categorisation (ingroup) and POSITIVE SOCIAL IDENTITY