Human Groups and Social Categories: Studies in Social Psychology

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CUP Archive, Apr 23, 1981 - Psychology - 369 pages
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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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Contents

The development of a perspective
1
Introduction
13
Individuals and groups in social psychology
41
Introduction
57
some contexts of judgement
90
Cognitive aspects of prejudice
127
Social stereotypes and social groups
143
Introduction
165
Childrens international perspectives
207
Introduction
223
Social categorization social identity and social comparison
254
The achievement of group differentiation
268
Exit and voice in intergroup relations
288
The social psychology of minorities
309
References
344
Author index
363

The beginnings of ethnocentrism
187

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About the author (1981)

Jerome Seymour Bruner was born in Manhattan, New York on October 1, 1915. Born blind because of cataracts, he had an experimental operation to restore his vision at the age of 2. He received a degree in psychology from Duke University in 1937 and received a doctorate from Harvard University. His theories about perception, child development, and learning informed education policy and helped launch the cognitive revolution. He wrote or co-wrote several books including A Study of Thinking written with Jacqueline J. Goodnow and George A. Austin and The Process of Education. He helped design Head Start, the federal program introduced in 1965 to improve preschool development. He died on June 5, 2016 at the age of 100.

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