The Robbers Cave Experiment
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The Robbers Cave Experiment : Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation

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Originally issued in 1954 and updated in 1961 and 1987, this pioneering study of "small group" conflict and cooperation is now available again. The experiment demonstrated that conflict and enmity between groups can be transformed into cooperation and vice versa and that circumstances, goals, and external manipulation can alter behavior. Some have seen the findings of the experiment as having implications for reduction of hostility among racial and ethnic groups and among nations, while recognizing the difficulty of control of larger groups.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 154.94 x 218.44 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • University Press of New England
  • Wesleyan University Press
  • Hanover, United States
  • English
  • Wesleyan.
  • 41 illus. 14 tables. 3 figs. 4 graphs.
  • 0819561940
  • 9780819561947
  • 509,872

About Muzafer Sherif

MUZAFER SHERIF was Professor Emeritus of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.show more

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Unusual for its effective combination of experimental method in a real life situation with the successful test of important hypotheses. Ralph H. Turner"show more