ETHNIC GROUP By N., Sam M.S. - 15 The major social group with a common identity based on history, culture, language and sometimes religion. Not equivalent to a race. ETHNIC GROUP: "Joe's friend Zarita and her family belong to the Goa ethnic group in western India." Related Psychology Terms Dissociative Identity Disorder Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population ADOLESCENCE (Theories) LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development FAMILY CARE Intelligence Across the African-American and Latino Cultures CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ETHNIC GROUP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ethnic-group/ (accessed January 26, 2022).