Ingroup Essays

  • Social Identity In Literature

    775 Words  | 4 Pages

    Identity may be considered as the variety of personal and behavioral characteristics that describe one as a member of a particular group; therefore, individuals can differentiate themselves from other groups of individuals and create their own understanding of who they are depending on race, religion, culture, ethnicity and language (Fearon, 1999). On the other hand, as a result of the geographical and social movements and the keenness of belonging to a certain social community, individuals possibly

  • The Negative Effects Of Volunteering

    750 Words  | 3 Pages

    By taking the time to volunteer, one can effect the lives of many and can even effect their self. Not everyone in this world is blessed with strong family members and shelter. If someone was to step in another man’s shoes they could realize some of the hardships people go through on a daily basis. It is not required to volunteer, but a person will truly impact the lives of many if they decided to volunteer. The volunteer will also see effects in their own life also. Three positive effects that

  • Grapes Of Wrath Isolation Analysis

    856 Words  | 4 Pages

    Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong because of how you identify yourself? People all over the world have gone through something like this once in their lives. But we shouldn’t see people for just a certain thing or we shouldn’t define them as one thing. In the book, The Grapes of Wrath, it is shown many times that people are being treated differently just because of their class and how they present themselves. The characters Ma, Tom Joad and the other Okies the Joad family encounters are all

  • Sherman Alexie What You Pawn I Will Redeem Analysis

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    Alexie, S. (2003). What You Pawn I Will Redeem. The New Yorker. The article by Sherman Alexie talks about a homeless Indian man trying to recover his late grandmother’s powwow regalia. The story takes us through the character’s ordeals as he tries to raise money to pay the pawnbroker. From the story, society’s compassion and sympathy are clearly seen, through specific individuals that help Jackson along the way, for example, the Police Officer and the newspaper boss. The climax of the story comes

  • The Pros And Cons Of Hate Crime Laws

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    Pros and Cons of Hate Crime Laws Hate crime laws are defined as a state law that involves threats, harassment, or physical harm and is motivated by prejudice against someone's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability. The 1968 statute made it a crime to use, or threaten to use, force to willfully interfere with any person because of race, color, religion, or national origin and because the person is participating in a federally protected

  • Social Support Philosophy

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    Theoretical foundation of social support The concept of social support has been subject of review in different perspectives over decade and no clear cut definition has emerged as different scholar view social support from different angle. A lot of documented facts has emerged on the concept “social support and its influence on physical and psychological health outcomes for over three decades. Social support has been viewed from different angles by different scholars since the work of Caplan (1974

  • Greg Graffin's Anarchy In The Tenth Grade

    703 Words  | 3 Pages

    Greg Graffin’s Anarchy in the Tenth Grade represents the in-group theory presented by Gordon Allport. The in-group theory proposes that people belong to cliques, some by choice and others by chance, and society affects or has influences on these in-groups through equal out-groups. Mr. Graffin explains how it feels to be a new kid in a new school and how he became a punker. Mr. Graffin explains his endeavours through the in-group “punk” and also expounds on how different out-groups react to his

  • Singin In The Rain

    474 Words  | 2 Pages

    crew thought that Lina would say something wrong or uneducated. "Ingroup and Outgroup" by David G. Myers is in 'The Social Self' subsection. The subsection's authors are asking "how do the communities to which we belong contribute to making us who we are" (The Human Experience 93)?can be related to Singin' in the Rain because Don was in the ingroup with all of his Hollywood actor friends. He "dated" Lina who is also in the ingroup because they are famous. Kathy on the other hand is a part of the

  • BIAS Model Of Discrimination

    2456 Words  | 10 Pages

    and distinct social identity. This drive for a positive social identity can result in discrimination, which is expressed as either direct harm to outgroup, or more commonly and spontaneously, as giving preferential treatment to the ingroup, a phenomenon known as ingroup

  • Social Stereotyping Research

    730 Words  | 3 Pages

    the following situations, the comprehensive purpose of stereotyping is for people to use positive light and put their collective self (their ingroup membership) in this positive light. 1-when explaining social events by stereotypes. 2-when justifying activities of one 's ingroup to another group (outgroup) by stereotypes. 3-when differentiating the ingroup as positively distinguished from outgroups by stereotypes. -Explanation purposes: The social events can be explained by Stereotypes. According

  • Personal And Social Identity Out-Group Analysis

    2694 Words  | 11 Pages

    Introduction Social groups are characterised by their social norms, values and confer to members a sense of belonging and social support. However threats to one’s group can have indirect effects on individual’s self-esteem and psychological well-being and lead to prejudiced attitudes to out-groups. Social psychologists have long examined the role of group membership on people’s behaviours attitudes and self-esteem. Tajfel and Turner (1986) proposed Social Identity Theory (SIT) in which there is

  • Scapegoating In Toni Morrison's Sula

    2072 Words  | 9 Pages

    The significance of scapegoating in Sula and its role in maintaining characters’ positive self-concepts. Scapegoating, although cruel, may be used to help an individual feel better about themselves. Toni Morrison’s novel, ‘Sula’ (1973), explores this concept through various characters, particularly the community, Nel and Sula. The following essay will examine why these characters find scapegoating significant, particularly in allowing themselves to maintain a favourable self-perception. This will

  • Minority Group Threats

    875 Words  | 4 Pages

    talks about three studies that were made regarding immigration and the threats that this brings to the ingroup. Threats that could change the ingroup’s attitudes towards the outgroup. These studies examine four different threats: realistic, symbolic, intergroup anxiety, and negative stereotypes. Basically, realistic threats are things or situations that could potentially cause any harm to the ingroup. An example of a symbolic threat would be like not having the same values and beliefs. According to

  • Francesca Ramsey Analysis

    1326 Words  | 6 Pages

    Francesca Ramsey comes off as quite arrogant and condensing in her opening line. She is presupposing the answer to the thesis. People who already disagree with her would be immediately annoyed by that (0:00). Francesca then claims that those who call out racism, sexism, etc have been labeled as ‘too PC’(0:22), then later claims that calling someone too PC is a derailment of the conversation (0:58). The problem here is the fallacy Special Pleading, since she is saying that calling someone “PC” is

  • The Pros And Cons Of Ethnocentrism

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    outgroups: When some individuals are categorized as being part of one group, they are considered part of the "ingroup"; others are considered to be part of the "outgroup" Members of the outgroup are viewed as less similar and, as a result “ingroups” may have biases against them. Thus, the outgroup bias includes negative categorizations, feelings, or ideas about people who are not part of our ingroup. Outgroup biases also mean the person associates more desirable and positive traits to their in-group members

  • Definition Of Patriotism By George Orwell

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    coexisting together. In our society, it’s nice to say that we like being diverse, but perhaps we can improve and strengthen that thought. When we only focus on the ingroup and its worldview, its worldview probably includes diversity. To make our society more diverse, we should make everyone feel protected, not just the ingroup. We see in Orwell’s essay and the terror management’s that similar people join together. What could increase an understanding of diversity would be to encourage people

  • Singaporean Authoritarianism

    1509 Words  | 7 Pages

    Specifically, dominators are more likely to adopt the worldview that the world is competitive, endorses hierarchical intergroup relations, and is likely to enforce the hierarchical status quo, while authoritarians are concerned with social conformity to ingroup norms. According to status boundary enforcement hypothesis, social dominators will be more likely to display outgroup aggression when immigrants (subordinate

  • Stereotype Content Model

    1471 Words  | 6 Pages

    mechanism in which positive stereotypes can be translated into negative, rather than positive, attitudes and emotions toward an outgroup in certain situations where the positive traits in others are likely to produce negative consequences of the ingroup and its

  • Sherif Theory

    1765 Words  | 8 Pages

    History is wrought with ingroup and outgroup hostility and violence. Many researchers have examined the behaviors of hostile and violent groups; however, the studies lacked a generalized approach for reducing intergroup conflict. Sherif (1958) was frustrated with the lack of a generalized approach and began a series of experiments to identify an approach that consistently works. His 1958 paper was the culmination of three independent experiments and continued laboratory testing, which identified

  • Leadership In The Breakfast Club

    970 Words  | 4 Pages

    The Breakfast Club   The breakfast club is a famous teen film directed by John Hughes. The Breakfast Club provides many concepts of adolescent struggles like identity issues, peer pressure, stereotypes, family relationships. The storyline follows five high school students from different social status meeting at their school’s library for Saturday detention. The film depicts Claire as the princess, Andrew as the jock, Brian as the brain, Allison as the basket case and Bender as the criminal. However