Ingroup vs. Outgroup: Definition and Explanation


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of members in an ingroup?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an outgroup?

2. Outgroup homogeneity is when _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test you on the differences between an ingroup and an outgroup, as well as homogeneity and heterogeneity in these groups and how stereotypes can arise from grouping systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Who is considered part of an ingroup or outgroup
  • Definition of outgroup homogeneity
  • Definition of ingroup heterogeneity
  • What contributes to stereotypes

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about stereotypes in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ingroup heterogeneity and outgroup homogeneity
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as ingroup and outgroup

Additional Learning

To learn more about these social groups, review the corresponding lesson called Ingroup vs. Outgroup: Definition and Explanation. This lesson meets these objectives:

  • Define ingroup and outgroup
  • Discuss why people gravitate towards others in their ingroup
  • Explore outgroup stereotyping
  • Discuss how face recognition relates to these concepts