Social Identity Theory

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Social Psychology Mind Map on Social Identity Theory, created by lynda_ashford_25 on 02/05/2014.
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Social Identity Theory
1 - theory of group membership and intergroup relations based on self-categorisation, social comparison and the construction of a shared self-definition in terms of in-group defining properties
1.1 Social Identity and Personal Identity
1.1.1 Social identity is associated with group and intergroup behaviours such as ethnocentrism, ingroup bias, group solidarity, intergroup discrimination, conformity, normative behaviour, stereotyping and prejudice
1.1.2 Personal identity is associated with positive and negative close interpersonal relationships and with idiosyncratic personal behaviour
1.2 Process of Social Identity Salience
1.2.1 Our sense of self and associated perceptions rest on whether social or personal identity, and which is the psychologically salient basis of self-conception
1.2.1.1 Metacontrast principle - the prototype of a group is that position within the group that has the largest ratio of 'differences to ingroup positions' to 'differences to outgroup positions'
1.2.1.2 Structural Fit
1.2.1.2.1 If the categorisation fits in the sense that it accounts for similarities and differences between people satisfactorily
1.2.1.3 Normative Fit
1.2.1.3.1 If it makes good sense of why people are behaving in particular ways
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