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Reward for Person No. _____ (a Kandinsky member)
Reward for Person No. _____ (a Klee member)
No. MGP explanation: (3) Compare with the outgroup in terms of $
______ (4) Positive distinctiveness (i.e., positive identity)
created through giving relatively more $ to the
ingroup. 2 In
In Real Groups this Psychological Process
Interacts with Beliefs About Intergroup Status
Relations to Produce Belief Structures
Legitimacy of status relation?
Stability of status relation?
Permeability of group boundaries? Republicans vs. Democrats?
Identification with political party (very high)
How stable is that status?
(lowish/threatened) How legitimate is that status?
(legitimate if winning, illegitimate if losing) How permeable are group boundaries? Social Beliefs & Pre-Conditions
Compete over power/prestige/status
High identification, illegitimate and/or unstable status, and
nonnon-permeable boundaries Social
Avoid competition, “create” positive identity by other means
High identification, legitimate and/or stable status, and nonnonpermeable boundaries (not
(not really) Social
Result social competition to maintain the social
order (i.e., stereotyping & discrimination) Answers for Lecture 2:
“social identity theory”:
1). What forms of intergroup behavior is SIT
designed to explain?
2). What is the mechanism that drives intergroup
Gain status by personally joining a dominant group
Low identification, legitimate and/or stable status, and
permeable boundaries Question 1:
Even if you aren’t going to write about this
question, spend a little time thinking about
it (at least 10 minutes)
Why are people prejudiced? 3).
3). How does this mechanism lead to intergroup
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- Spring '08