Social Identity Theory Analysis

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Further, the author believes that there is a relationship between intergroup differentiation and self-esteem by citing in-group bias as explained by Social Identity Theory. However, various researches as mentioned by him has not basically proved the belief that with positive intergroup differentiation, we are bound to see an improved self-esteem, that is, those individuals who feel that their in-group are better than the out-group will have an improved ego. Similarly, that people with low self-esteem will strive to improve their intergroup differentiation. By citing Hogg & Abrahams (1990), the author argues that self-esteem as a motivational factor has been de-emphasized and may be as a result of discrimination. According to Brown, there have…show more content…
Practically, it has also not been proven whether there is positive correlation between in-group and out-group assessments. Managing numerous identities such as religion, race and politics in the multi-cultural society to come up with a harmonious social identity is still a challenge to Social Identity Theory. Finally he proposes that Social Identity Theory should try to explain tool, both theoretical and methodological, that may assist in understanding the operation of social identity processes in an automatic level, how it happens and the likely effect for attitudes and behavior in a controlled…show more content…
According to him, Social Identity Theory is on the premise that positive social identity is based on advantageous intergroup evaluations, that a positive dependence exists between forte of the group identification and the quantity of positive intergroup diversity. First, he describes the connection that exists in group identification and in-group bias. In this, he maintains that where group identification is founded on a positive in-group assessment and that if individuals are inspired to realize and/or uphold a constructive social identity, and if in-groups are assessed based on their relation to pertinent out-groups, then there should be a relation between an identification and prejudice. Citing various researches, the author asserts that there is a probability that groups can vary from each other widely in their social identity purposes and these identity functions are not properly captured by Social Identity Theory as
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