Group Dynamics and the Public Sphere

Prejudice and Racism

How are norms of deprivation developed?

In collective deprivation, people feel that their own group is deprived relative to another group. In egoistic deprivation, people feel deprived as an individual, but not in terms of group membership. Several studies have shown that feelings of collective deprivation are more strongly related to social prejudice. However, double deprivation, the feeling that one is deprived both as an individual and as a member of a group, leads to the highest level of social prejudice.


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