The Social Dimension: Volume 2

The Social Dimension: Volume 2 : European Developments in Social Psychology

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The two volumes of The Social Dimension present a comprehensive survey of the major developments in social psychology which took place in Europe during the very active 1970s and 1980s. They aim to capture the diversity and vitality of the discipline, stress the growing emphasis on fully social analyses of social psychological phenomena - hence 'the social dimension' - and to provide a valuable resource for researchers in the future. Although comprehensive in scope, the volumes are not written in the formal style of a reference handbook. Instead, the authors of the thirty-three chapters, drawn from more than a dozen mainly European countries and all experts in their own fields, were invited to present their own personal overviews of the issues in social psychology on which they were actively working. Both volumes are organized into three main Parts. Volume 1 is concerned with the social development of the child, interpersonal communication and relationships, and the social reality, group processes, and intergroup relations. This ambitious enterprise has produced a distinctive yet authoritative summary and evaluation of the growth points of social psychology in Europe which will interest and influence not only social psychologists but many readers from related disciplines.
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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139241737
  • 9781139241731

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Contributors; Part IV. Representations of Social Reality: 18. Attitudes in a social context J. Richard Eiser and Joop van der Pligt; 19. Social dimensions of attribution Miles Hewstone and Joseph M. F. Jaspars; 20. The historical dimension of social psychology: the case of unemployment Peter Kelvin; 21. Rationality and social control in orthodox systems Jean-Pierre Deconchy; 22. Political ideology: social psychological aspects Michael Billig; Part V. Group Processes: 23. Social groups, nonsense groups and group polarization Colin Fraser and Donald Foster; 24. The influence of minorities: ten years later Gabriel Mugny; 25. Social identification and psychological group formation John C. Turner; Part VI. Intergroup Relations: 26. The social psychology of intergroup relations and categorical differentiation Jean-Claude Deschamps; 27. Intergroup differences in group perceptions Ad F. M. van Knippenberg; 28. The individual and social functions of sex role stereotypes Carmen Huici; 29. The role of similarity in intergroup relations Rupert J. Brown; 30. Social psychology and political economy Sik Hung Ng; 31. Intergroup and interpersonal dimensions of bargaining and negotiation G. M. Stephenson; 32. Second language acquisition: the intergroup theory with catastrophic dimensions Peter Ball, Howard Giles and Miles Hewstone; 33. Intergroup relations, social myths and social justice in social psychology Henri Tajfel; Subject index; Author index.
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