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The Cultural Context of Social Relations

SOCIAL IDENTITY THEORY People seek self-esteem through group membership. In an attempt to assure themselves they are in the right or best group, they in some capacity ostracise or devalue the other groups
GROUP FAVOURITISM People will favour there ingroup in distribution of resources or rewards.
MINIMAL GROUP PARADIGM People establish salient group boundaries based on even the most banal or minimal difference (eg over-counters and under-counters).
DOES INGROUP LOVE INHERENTLY EQUAL TO OUTGROUP HATE? Research supports that it is independent. The ingroup bias and intergroup discrimination is motivated by preferential treatment of ingroup members, rather than direct hostility toward outgroup members.
ALLPORT'S INTERGROUP CONTACT HYPOTHESIS Intergroup contact can be beneficial under the right conditions: 1. Equal Status (coming into or within the situation?) 2. Common Goals 3. Interdependent Cooperation 4. Support of Authorities, Laws, and Customs
ACCULTURATION (taken from John Berry) It is the dual process of cultural & psychological change that takes place due to contact between 2+ cultural groups and their members. Group level involves changes in social structures etc. Individual level involves changes in a person’s behavior.
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