Psychology of Groups: Productive or Obstructive?

At times—mostly within the context of a classroom—I shrug my shoulders and roll my eyes at the suggestion from a teacher or professor that it’s now time to “pair up” or get into a group for some classroom activity. And although working in groups occurs at work and sometimes maybe even at home, the idea […]

Social Dominance Theory: In-Groups, Prejudice and Equality

Prejudice and discrimination are hot topics in social psychology, the branch of psychology that explores how factors in our social environment impact the way we think and act, but they are extraordinarily complex ones. Like many topics in psychology, researchers work to understand them by exploring in them in a variety of different ways. Some […]