1. Reflecting on gender
Imagine you have the task of devising a study like ours that included women as well as men.
Design a study that is (a) ethical and (b) has the potential to contribute to scientific advance.
State your experimental hypotheses and predictions.
If your predictions were confirmed, would the study’s findings be open to alternative explanations?
2. Understanding social identification
Draw up two lists: one of groups that you identify strongly with, one of groups that you strongly reject or oppose.
Next to the groups that you identify with, list the situations in which those groups are most important.
Next to the groups that you reject or oppose, list the situations in which that rejection or opposition is most important.
What patterns emerge from this exercise? What does this say about the relationship between ingroups, outgroups and social context?