Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory

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9780631165866: Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory

This book presents a new theory of the social group which seeks to explain how individuals become unified into a group and capable of collective behaviour. It represents an important step forward in the seminal programme of research on social categorization and social identity carried out by John Turner and his colleagues with the late Henri Tajfel. The work challenges the dominant theory of the social group in psychology, that of social independence. It argues that individuals become a group not in so far as they develop personal relationships based on the mutual satisfaction of their needs, but by developing a shared social categorization of themselves in contrast to others, a shared perception of "us" in contrast to "them". The text summarizes classic psychological theories of the group, describes and explains the important effects of group membership on social behaviour, outlines self-categorization theory in full and shows how the general perspective has been applied in research on group formation and cohesion, social influence, the polarization of social attitudes, crowd psychology and social stereotyping.

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John C. Turner
Editore: Blackwell Pub
ISBN 10: 063116586X ISBN 13: 9780631165866
Usato PAPERBACK Quantità: 1
Salish Sea Books
(Bellingham, WA, U.S.A.)
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Pub. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 063116586X Good; Softcover; Covers moderately shelfworn and edgeworn with a medium crease to middle of back cover; Ink stamp to front endpaper; Text pages yellowing from age with small pencil checkmarks to the margin of about 5 pages, otherwise unmarked pages; Good binding with straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Red covers with title in yellow lettering; 1989, Blackwell Publishers; 216 pages; "Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory," by John C. Turner. Codice libro della libreria SKU-R0109703285

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