Optimal Distinctiveness

Optimal distinctiveness is a social psychological theory seeking to understandingroup–outgroup differences. It asserts that individuals desire to attain an optimal balance of inclusion and distinctiveness within andbetween social groups and situations (Brewer, 2003). These two motives are in constant opposition with each other; when there is too much of one motive, the other must increase … Continue reading Optimal Distinctiveness

Silver Spoon

The English language expression silver spoon is synonymous with wealth, especially inherited wealth;someone born into a wealthy family is said to have “been born with a silver spoon in his mouth”. As an adjective, “silver-spoon” describes someone who has a prosperous background or is of a well-to-do family environment, often with the connotation that the person doesn’t appreciate … Continue reading Silver Spoon