Groups in Society. In-group/Out-group. Group’s boundaries are made clear People define themselves as in-group or out-group In-group : the group that a person belongs to and identifies with Tend to separate themselves from other groups through the use of symbols.
1. Illusions of invulnerability: "No one can defeat us."
2. Rationalizing away serious problems: "Danger signs? What danger signs?"
3. Belief in the group's inherent morality: "We can do no wrong."
4. Stereotyping the opposition: "Those guys are too dumb or too weak to worry about."
5. Pressuring dissenters: "Look, are you a team player or not?"
7. Illusions of unanimity: "Members who keep silent probably agree with the ones who speak out."
Around the 6th inning something happens...”the wave.”
Costumes shield identity- unanimity
Use fear to control members and non-members
Keep these in mind for your writing assignment!