GROUP JUSTIFICATION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 These are reasons, accounts and explanations that are offered by a group to defend its actions and interests and to enhance the group's self-esteem. Can involve stereotyping and denigration of an outer group. GROUP JUSTIFICATION: "The group justification are reasons for actions." Related Psychology Terms TERROR MANAGEMENT THEORY GROUP BEHAVIOR FISHBOWL TECHNIQUE OTHER-DIRECTED AUTOSTEREOTYPING MENTAL DISORDER STRUCTURED INTERACTIONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY INTERGROUP DYNAMICS NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (NASPSPA) SUPERIOR RECTUS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GROUP JUSTIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/group-justification/ (accessed October 20, 2021).