Social categorization and intergroup behaviour

  title={Social categorization and intergroup behaviour},
  author={Henri Tajfel and Michael S. Billig and R. P. Bundy and Claude Flament},
  journal={European Journal of Social Psychology},
The aim of the studies was to assess the effefcs of social categorization on intergroup behaviour when, in the intergroup situation, neither calculations of individual interest nor previously existing attitudes of hostility could have been said to have determined discriminative behaviour against an outgroup. These conditions were satisfied in the experimental design. In the first series of experiments, it was found that the subjects favoured their own group in the distribution of real rewards… Expand
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