GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes Study Material (Page 1 of 11)

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Theories of Intergroup Relations: Minimal Group Experiment


Theories of inter group relations are important subject matter in the field of social psychology. Social psychology deals with human experiences and the behavior of human beings in social contexts and improve inter-group harmony by reducing the chance for inter-group conflicts. Hence, inter-group relation is a significant subject matter of social psychology. There are different theories which explai…

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Theories of Intergroup Relations: Social Identity Theory


Social Identity Theory

  • Social identity is a person՚s sense of who they are based on their group memberships.
  • According to Tajfel, if a person belongs to any group, it gives them a source of pride and self-esteem. A sense of belongingness to the world and also a sense of social identity is achieved by being a member of a group.
  • According to the status of the group, one can enhance their self-image and concept of “them” and “us” . It is based on the process of social categorization.
  • Achieving a…

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