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Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to explore social roles, social categorization, and
how they apply to social psychology.
1. Using your textbooks and other credible/scholarly sources, define the following
● Social role
● Social categorization
2. Explain why people adopt social roles.
3. What happens when people experience role strain and role conflict?
4. Explain why people use social categorization.
5. What are the consequences (positive and negative) of social categorization?