Social Categorization: Theory and Definition


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In sociology, the process of assigning individuals to groups based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, or gender, is known as what?

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1. Social categorization is a fundamental part of which of the following theories?

2. From the perspective of the 'ingroup', a person that does not belong in the 'ingroup' is assigned to which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Social categorization can be determined by many variables. Use these assessment materials to answer quiz questions that deal with the different terms and definitions associated with this theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following:

  • Definitions
  • Theories
  • Assigning individuals to groups
  • Who established the social identity theory
  • Processes of evaluating others

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment materials, students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding social categorization terms
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you are able to define key phrases, such as ingroup and outgroup
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about theorists in this field

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Social Categorization: Theory and Definition, students will learn about the following topics:

  • How identity can be developed
  • Grouping
  • Possible negative outcomes associated with social categorization