ACCENTUATION THEORY

Henri Tajfel's concept that points out a tendency to over-emphasize the differences between things belonging to different categories, and likewise, amplify similarities between things within the same categories.

ACCENTUATION THEORY: "The accentuation theory postulates an idea that people have a propensity to embellish similarities or dissimilarities between objects, such an occurrence that is commonly seen in scientific studies."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ACCENTUATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/accentuation-theory/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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