Outgroup Essays

  • Greg Graffin's Anarchy In The Tenth Grade

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    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

  • Jane Elliott's Exercise Case Study

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    1. What role did schemas play in Jane Elliott's exercise with the children? (Please be specific.) a. Schemas play a large role in the exercise because each child has assigned attributions towards the other children with the blue collar on. They were told that the people with the blue collars were inferior to them and that immediately created a change in the behavior of the children in both sides. It created a stereotype within minutes. Every time the children saw another child with a blue collar

  • 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

  • Identity And Behavior

    1197 Words  | 5 Pages

    Leary, Wheeler and Jenkins (1986) conducted two studies to examine the relationship between an individual’s salient aspects of identity, and behavioral preferences. Both social and personal aspects of identities were considered for the purpose of these studies. According to Cheeks and Briggs (1982), the characteristics that form a person’s identity can be dichotomized into social and personal elements. Personal elements are those components of one’s self-definition that uniquely “belong” to an individual

  • 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

  • Singin In The Rain

    474 Words  | 2 Pages

    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 outgroup. She is a aspiring Broadway actress

  • Scapegoating In Toni Morrison's Sula

    2072 Words  | 9 Pages

    Sula in order to use a more feasible target to alleviate themselves and their self-esteems from aggravations. Furthermore, the Social Identity Theory shows how Sula’s threat to the community’s norms and identity leads to her becoming vulnerable to outgroup scapegoating and, lastly, the Social Identity Theory also shows how the community use scapegoating as a means to uplift their status and

  • The Pros And Cons Of Ethnocentrism

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    related to prejudice and intuition. Bias on 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

  • Social Stereotyping Research

    730 Words  | 3 Pages

    people have describe a group. Studies of stereotype content express how people see others, instead of the reasons included in stereotyping. Early theories of content of stereotype proposed by social psychologists as Gordon Allport supposed that outgroups stereotypes reflected parallel aversion. Katz and Braly discussed in their study that ethnic stereotypes were negative. -Early studies proposed that rigid, repressed and authoritarian people only were used stereotypes. This idea has been disproved

  • Group Conflict Theory

    1915 Words  | 8 Pages

    and University of Cologne. “According to group conflict theorists (Blalock, 1967; Blumer, 1958; Campbell, 1965; Coser, 1956; Olzak, 1992; Quillian, 1995), negative attitudes toward outgroups essentially stem from the view that certain prerogatives of the own group are threatened by other groups. Negative outgroup sentiments can thus be seen as a defensive reaction to perceived intergroup competition for scarce goods. These scarce goods can relate to material interests (e.g., affordable housing

  • Baumrind Ap Psychology Case Study

    560 Words  | 3 Pages

    1. Describe the different styles of parenting described by Baumrind, explain which style of parenting you think is most effective. In the 1960s Diana Baumrind discovered the three different parenting styles over a long period. The first style is called The Authoritarian Parenting which is a very strict method in which they keep their children close to them so they can watch and control their every step. The parents have very high expectations for their children so any misbehavior is not tolerated

  • Francesca Ramsey Analysis

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    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

  • Dissonance In Henry David Thoreau's 'Conformity'

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    Conformity Will conforms to the “bad boy” image. Since he is an orphan and was in numerous foster homes where he was abused he feels like he can’t accomplish great things. Instead, he jumps from job to job, gets involved in aggressive fights and tries to avoid incarceration, and goofs around with his friends. Along with this, Will has also spent time studying and is very intelligent but does not wish to pursue a grand career. We know this from a conversation he has with his friend Chuckie. He asks

  • Psychosocial Trauma Summary

    477 Words  | 2 Pages

    and supporting data, the authors propose an expanded 4-dimension theoretical argument on psychosocial trauma: (a) pre-trauma conditions based on social distress, (b) shared network of fear leading to breakdown of core social assumptions, (c) the outgroup as a target of negative emotions, and (d) destruction of family ties and community networks”. As this article states, these are 4- dimension theoretical argument on psychosocial

  • 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

  • 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

  • African American Migration Case Study

    1270 Words  | 6 Pages

    This case study we will talk about the migration of African Americans, from the south to northern and western cities in the mid-twentieth century, which was one of the most significant demographic changes in The United States. This study will talk about different behaviors, theories, and how geographic context can play a role in people’s life such as: social groups, time periods, and comparative settings. Also, the two mechanisms we will focus on are instrumental mechanism and psychological mechanism

  • A Rhetoric Analysis Of Charles Manson's Speech

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    and his personal definition of demagoguery, Charles Manson uses the specific traits of a demagogue in his speech to the court such as in-group and outgroup, God and Devil terms, and Denial of Responsibility. In this paper I will be using the lens of Roberts-Miller to analyze the demagogic elements of Charles Manson 's speech, including in-group/outgroup, god/devil terms, motivism and denial of responsibility Patricia Roberts-Miller is a Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing

  • BIAS Model Of Discrimination

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    1979): It holds that group members are motivated to protect their self‐esteem and achieve a positive 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