Intergroup Relations

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März 2003



What are the origins of individuals' identification with groups? What are the causes and consequences of the distinction between different groups? How can intergroup conflict be reduced, whilst maintaining group loyalty and community? This work provides a resource for those who are concerned with intergroup relations, an area of social psychology.


From basic psychological processes to intergroup behaviour
Ethnocentrism and ingroup identity
the need for "we-ness"
Intergroup discrimination
what is just to us is unfair to them
Outgroup prejudice
negative affect and hostility
Intergoup contact, cooperation, and competition
does togetherness make friends?
International conflict
what makes war possible?


Marilynn Brewer is Professor of Psychology and Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology at the Ohio State University. Her primary area of research is the study of social identity and intergroup relations and she is the author of numerous research articles and co-author of several books in this area, including Groups in Contact: The Psychology of Desegregation (1984) with Norman Miller. Professor Brewer was recipient of the 1996 Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the 1993 Donald T. Campbell award for Distinguished Contributions in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the 2001 Career award from the International Society for Self and Identity. She has also served as President of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Western Psychological Association, and has been editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and is currently an associate editor of Psychological Review.
EAN: 9780335209897
ISBN: 0335209890
Untertitel: 'Mapping Social Psychology'. 2 Rev ed. glossary, references, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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