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In-groups

Have you heard of in-groups? An in-group is a group of people who identify with each other based on factors including gender, race, religion, or nationality/geography.

In-group bias has an evolutionary basis: Humans evolved to be more empathetic toward in-group members, making it an unconscious bias. In-group favoritism does not necessarily imply negative behavior toward out-group members. It may manifest as disproportionate kindness and generosity to in-group members, causing out-group members to experience the negative effects of that preference.

In the workplace, in-group bias can affect hiring, award nomination, committee membership, and peer review processes, among others. Being aware of in-groups allows you to make thoughtful, conscious decisions to overcome automatic, potentially unfair decisions and/or actions.

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