In / Out Groups: Cyclists

In Sociology and “in group” is a social group toward which a member feels respect and loyalty, or ‘we.’  An “out group” is a social group toward which a person feels a sense of competition or opposition, or ‘them’ and ‘those people.’  These groups can foster loyalty and generate conflict.  In groups generally hold overly positive view of themselves and unfairly negative view of out groups, with traits seen as virtues in an in group seen as vices in an out group.

The following clip from the Australian television show The Weekly examines the tensions between cyclists and drivers as in and out groups.  Unfortunately, you will need a VPN set to Australia to view the video.

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