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Group Dynamics

We identify with our group or tribe. We distinguish ourselves from our adversaries—they are everything we are not.

We preach the virtues of our side.

We prosecute the vices of our rivals.

As social beings, we are motivated to seek belonging and status. Group identification helps us achieve these goals.

Group polarization: The phenomenon where we interact with people like us. This results in more extreme beliefs.

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