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group identity

1. the image of a group (e.g., reputation, appraisal, expectations about) held by its members or by those external to the group.

2. an individual’s sense of self as defined by group membership. See social identity.

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May 26th 2024

tranquilizer

tranquilizer

n. a drug that is used to reduce physiological and subjective symptoms of anxiety. In the past, distinctions were made between so-called major tranquilizers (antipsychotics) and minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics; e.g., benzodiazepines).