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social identity theory

proposition that individuals categorise themselves andothers into in-groups and out-groups. Negative comparisonsare made between the two groups as a result of a need tomaintain a positive social identity, subsequently givingrise to competition and discrimination.

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Diagnostic andStatistical Manual (DSM)

amulti-axial manual used for theclassification, definition and description of mental healthdisorders.