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Intergroup Conflict

  • By: Clark McCauley
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Intergroup conflict emerges from three elements of human psychology: group perception, group identification, and group threat. All three are required for substantial conflict and especially for conflict that includes violence: interstate war, genocide, ethnic cleansing, pogroms, ...