In-group bias

In-group bias is purely the tendency to favour one’s own group. This is not one group in particular, but whatever group you associate with at a particular time. For example, when you play on a soccer team that meets once a week, you are part of that soccer team’s in-group. It can also be something more sever, like the situation between religious groups in Ireland.

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Resources:

http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Ingroup%20Bias

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-group_favoritism

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