Experiments in intergroup discrimination.

  title={Experiments in intergroup discrimination.},
  author={H Taijfel},
  journal={Scientific American},
  volume={223 5},
  • H. Taijfel
  • Published 1970
  • Medicine
  • Scientific American
I ntergroup discrimination is a feature of most modern societies. The phe­ nomenon is depressingly similar re­ gardless of the constitution of the "in­ group" and of the "outgroup" that is per­ ceived as being somehow different. A Slovene friend of mine once described to me the stereotypes-the common traits attributed to a large human group-that are applied in his country, the richest constituent republic of Yugoslavia, to immigrant Bosnians, who come from a poorer region. Some time later I pre… Expand
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