GROUP JUSTIFICATION By N., Sam M.S. - 88 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 ADOLESCENCE (Theories) SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory) DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS Dissociative Identity Disorder OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Terms of Service ALLPORT - VERNON - LENDZEY STUDY OF VALUES CHILD PSYCHOLOGY MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GROUP JUSTIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/group-justification/ (accessed January 29, 2023).