1. Direct Intergroup Perspective

Realistic Conflict Theory

resources are limited/scarce. So other groups = competitors other groups are considered competitors only if they are strong enough to compete; only if they are considered a threat; and that will lead to negative attitudes towards that group

the robbers cave experiment

predicts that prejudice and discrimination are likely to be most among groups that stand to lose from another person’s economic advancement.

  1. Early Experiences & Social Learning
  2. Social Categorization us vs them in-group vs out-group

Narcissism of Small Differences