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Tajfel's Minimal Groups

What is the minimal group? Using theories by Tajfel et al (1971), examine discrimination.

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Minimal Groups

According to psychologists such as Tajfel et al (1971), the mere perception of the existence of another group can itself produce discrimination.

Many investigations have discovered that when individuals are randomly allocated into groups, the knowledge of the other groups' existence is a sufficient condition for the development of pro-in-group and antiout-group ...