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PSYC 467 Week 5 lecture notes

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PSYC 467 Week 5 lecture notes PSYC 467

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Lecture notes for week 5
Psychology of Working Groups/Teams
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aimee Castillon on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 467 at George Mason University taught by in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Working Groups/Teams in Psychlogy at George Mason University.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
Week 5 Class Outline – Social Identity Objectives: At the end of this class you should be able to 1. Discuss optimal distinctiveness theory and social identity theory 2. Describe in-group/out-group classification and its consequences 3. Discuss external threats and supports to social identity and their role in reducing intergroup conflict Levels of Identity: Individual/Relational/Collective (tiers of identity) individual>dyadic>relational>team>division>regional>org>(cult ure)> national *(might start taking on victories/failures) Theories of social/group identity Optimal Distinctiveness Theory- belonging, self- enhancing (distinguishing) “A person’s collective identity derives from the interplay of two opposing social motives: inclusion and differentiation” Social Identity Theory- belonging, understanding (meaning based) In-groups and out-groups In-groups- group that one belongs to (driven by need to belong) Can be multi-layered (i.e. own team → other team(s) → organization) Out-groups- those “others”, Grover anecdote Driven by the need to distinguish ourselves Personal perceptions = subjective, no necessary interaction required Internalization- taking in the values of the team Status (to be completed on Thursday) High-status groups I.e. high school: “popular crowd” → jocks → band → nerds → stoners → weirdos Consequences  Discrimination Team performance- teams are more competitive than individuals This is true when threatened by lower status team we work harder when: threatened by outgroup if we’re being watched to be accepted by in-group  sabotage Individual- being on a team raises individual performance Contextual- i.e. doing things that are helpful to ingroup, but less helpful to outgroup (Vicarious retribution) Attitudes Out-group bias- tend to blame individual team members Stereotypes --> generalization (i.e. all Muslims are terrorists) extremes In-group bias- tend to blame situation/fate for issues Individualize individual team members “We are better than them” attitude (i.e. selection bias- the person “feels right” for the job, promote people similar to in-group) Status/power Low-status groups tend to talk about status/power more than members of high-status groups (i.e. Black Lives Matter) High-status group members tend to talk more about commonalities (i.e. All Lives Matter) Attribution Theory Out-group- “it’s the group’s fault” In-group- “it’s the situation” Threats to social identity Lack of respect (i.e. getting the silent treatment) Social comparison to excelling teams Mergers with high-status team Supports of social identity Respect - moderated by the status of the team Social comparison to failing teams Merger with low-status team Reducing Intergroup Conflict (i.e. Left Twix or Right Twix?) Changing the in-group - Have the same goal Have a common threat/enemy More social contact --> individuating Institutional support Reinforce equal status Cross-group friendships (i.e. Romeo & Juliet) Perspective taking (“walk a mile in their shoes”) Core social motives­ Belonging, Understand, Controlling, Self­Enhancing,  Trusting 


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