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Five Tips for Leading Groups and Teams

Leading groups and teams isn’t easy. No matter how many leadership skills you might have, you can make mistakes if you overlook some essential elements. For this reason, today we’ll look at five tips that’ll help you lead groups and…

Why Is There so Much Violence in Soccer?

Why is there so much violence in soccer, specifically among fans? We see many news stories about violent clashes between rival fans. The last violent occurrence happened in the Copa Libertadores finals, during a game between the Argentine teams River Plate…

Rationality After a Conflict

Is it possible to be rational after a conflict? After a conflict, thinking rationally and cooperating with the other person seems difficult, even if it’s for your own good. It’s even less common in a group setting. If your group has…

In-Group Bias: What’s it All About?

As social psychology tells us, people create categories and divide other people according to these categories. In other words, we create groups according to nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, and preference, among others. This implies that some people will be in our…

The Three N’s of Radicalization

We understand radicalization as a social and psychological process that creates a growing commitment to an extremist political or religious ideology. In other words, to radicalize means to adopt political or religious beliefs that most people don’t share. How does…

All About My Mother: Forgotten Groups

There’s a lot of talk about higher visibility for women these days. Now more and more people are talking about trans visibility, the multicultural societies we live in, and a world where concepts of race and gender start to blur…

The Robber’s Cave – a Curious Experiment

The Robber’s Cave experiment is one of the most classic in social psychology. It was carried out in 1945 by Muzafer Sherif and Carolyn Sherif, University of Oklahoma (USA) professors. They wanted to identify keys that would allow us to better…

How to Work Efficiently as a Team

Ever year, more businesses are encouraging their employees to work as a team. Some tasks and projects that are very hard to move forward with if they aren’t done by multiple people. But the truth is that working as a team can also…

Why Do We Have Group Norms?

If you observe different social groups, they all have their own group norms. It doesn’t matter if they are formal or informal groups. These norms are part of our social life, and we accept the vast majority of them as fair…

Social Laziness And How To Avoid It

Idleness is one of the evils of our time. Laziness, a lack of desire to work, too much available time… Something strange often happens when we work in a group – the whole is less than the sum of the parts. What…