October 27 - October 27, 2010 Groups and Identity Test is...

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Groups and Identity Test is same format as last time roughly 50-50 MC and fill-in Groups and Hostility Realistic Group Conflict Theory Conflict between groups is likely when: Interests are zero-sum (in opposition) Frustration develops Negative attitudes towards others develops Solidarity within group develops Triggering event can set off conflict Classic Study of Group Identity and Conflict Sherif’s “Robber’s Cave” experiment Rattlers vs. Eagles Phase 1: Form strong bonds within groups Phase 2: Allow group contact, especially competitive contact Inter-group hostility is high Solution – Superordinate goals Phase 3: Create situations when coordination is required (food truck breaks down, water main breaks) – no longer a zero-sum situation The campers re-categorize, interests are no longer zero-sum Interactions are no longer as competitive Real world examples: Integration in the military vs. schools
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course SOC 330P taught by Professor Maryrose during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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