Intergroup violence is aggressive behavior committed by one group against another that causes or is intended to cause physical and/or psychological harm. Intergroup violence takes place at the group level; it involves individuals within a group taking into account group interests and acting together at the group rather than individual level. Because it occurs at the group level, intergroup violence is likely to be large scale and to have a direct impact on numerous individuals. This violence can take a variety of forms, including discrimination, deprivation, harassment, destruction of personal property, bodily injury, and murder. In its most extreme form, intergroup violence may constitute such large-scale destruction as ethnic cleansing and genocide.

Indeed, although humans have evolved as social beings, and groups serve a variety of ...

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