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Human Groups and Social Categories
Studies in Social Psychology

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Jerome S. Bruner
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  • Date Published: May 1981
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521280730

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  • First published in 1981, this volume presents studies on the social psychology of the relations and conflicts between social groups. Henri Tajfel played a central role in the development of social psychology in Europe, both in his own research and in his sponsorship of other European research. He has been particularly influential through his publications on various aspects of inter-group behaviour and a good deal of what he has written remains dispersed in a large number of different publications. This book presents a synthesis of some of this work, edited and structured to demonstrate its continuity and its cumulative importance. The book will be indispensable for social psychologists and should interest a wide range of political and social scientists.

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    • Date Published: May 1981
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521280730
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Foreword Jerome S. Bruner
    1. The development of a perspective
    Part I. Social Psychology and Social Processes: Introduction
    2. Experiments in a vacuum
    3. Individuals and groups ion social psychology
    Part II. From Perceptual Judgement to Social Stereotypes: Introduction
    4. The importance of exagerrating
    5. Differences and similarities: some contexts of judgement
    6. Cognitive aspects of prejudice
    7. Social stereotypes and social groups
    Part III. Insiders and Outsiders: Introduction
    8. The experience of prejudice
    9. The beginnings of ethnocentrism
    10. Children's international perspectives
    Part IV. Intergroup Conflict: Introduction
    11. The attributes of intergroup behaviour
    12. Social categorization, social identity and social comparison
    13. The achievement of group differentiation
    14. Exit and voice in intergroup relations
    15. The social psychology of minorities
    References
    Indices.

  • Author

    Henri Tajfel, University of Bristol

    Contributors

    Jerome S. Bruner

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