Psych M.D. - Ingroup



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Term: Ingroup
Definition (Myers): "Us" - people with whom one shares a common identity
Definition (alternative): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingroup
In sociology, an ingroup is a social group towards which an individual feels loyalty and respect, usually due to membership in the group. This loyalty often manifests itself as an ingroup bias. Commonly encountered ingroups include family members, people of the same race, culture or religion, and so on.
Contextual explanation: Like how there are social cliques that define whom you hang out with, there is the ingroup and the others that are not in your posse. In typical American high schools, you have the cheerleader group, the jocks, the computer nerds, the skate boarding punks and etc. If you're in one of these cliques, such as the jocks for instance, you would view the members of the other groups as "them" because they are not interested in the things that you are (football for example) or they do not look like you (big burly and muscular, whereas some nerds might look frail and pasty).

Related terms and concepts:
Outgroup
Ingroup Bias (terms yet to be added)

Psych M.D. - Ingroup - The Neuron
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Psych M.D. - Ingroup - The Neuron
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Related websites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingroup
https://www.msu.edu/~gwittenb/ingroup.html
Edited by: Soomin



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