Social Group

In the social sciences a social group has been defined as two or more humans who interact with one another, share similar characteristics and collectively have a sense of unity. Other theorists, however, are a wary of definitions which stress the importance of interdependence or objective similarity. Instead, for researchers in the social identity tradition "a group is defined in terms of those who identify themselves as members of the group". Regardless, social groups come in a myriad of sizes and varieties. For example, a society can be viewed as a large social group.

Read more about Social Group:  Types of Groups, Recruitment, Development of A Group, Dispersal and Transformation of Groups

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Linguistic Discrimination - Language and Social Group Saliency
... categorizing individuals into specific social groups ... While some groups may be readily noticeable (such as those defined by race or gender), other groups are less salient ... another person to categorize them into a specific social group that may otherwise be less apparent ...
Islamist Terrorism - Motivations and Islamic Terrorism - Identity-based Frameworks For Analyzing Islamist-based Terrorism
... Identity-based theoretical frameworks including theories of social identity, social categorization theory, and psychodynamics are used to explain the reasons terrorism occurs ... Social identity is explained by Karina Korostelina as a “feeling of belonging to a social group, as a strong connection with social category, and as an important part of our mind that affects our social ... The Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda has a group identity, which includes “shared experiences, attitudes, beliefs, and interests of ingroup members,” and is “descri ...

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