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For scholars of intergroup communication, group can be a broadly defined concept. Although groups can be based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion, politics, profession, or a myriad of other possible affiliations, all groups represent a piece of our identity that changes the way we experience and interact in a social world. Intergroup communication scholars are interested in understanding how these group identities influence the way we communicate. Although the inter in intergroup communication might be seen to imply that intergroup communication scholars are only interested in how individuals from different groups communicate with each other, the ways people communicate between groups are often related to the ways people communicate within groups and the ways people communicate about groups. As a result, intergroup communication scholars are ...

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