To prepare for this Assignment, review the research methodology behind and results from the Minimal Group Paradigm. Think about how it relates to other understandings of the origins of intergroup conflict, and consider any conclusions you might draw about the inevitability of intergroup conflict based on this study.
The Assignment (3–4 pages)
- Summarize the research methodology and results from the Minimal Group Paradigm.
- Explain how the results from the Minimal Group Paradigm may complement and/or challenge the understanding of other sources of intergroup conflict (e.g., scarcity of resources, competition, history).
- Explain influences of this research on the notion of inevitability of intergroup conflict.