Tag: Social groupings

Social groupings

Human beings have a tendency to define themselves regarding social groupings.  An in-group is a social group where a person associates with and acquires a sense of belonging.  People who share similar characteristics belong to an in-group while those with different traits are considered the out-group.  The social groupings have fostered prejudice and stereotyping of people in the society.  For instance, in-group favoritism occurs when…