Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.pdf

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.pdf


Group Processes and Intergroup Relations is a contemporary, accessible introduction to the social psychological study of groups. Covering international research, both classic and cutting edge, this dynamic new textbook forms a complete and coherent course in this field. Coverage moves fromdefining groups and their formation, to group performance and leadership, to crowd behaviour and prosocial behaviour. The authors give a broad perspective on groups, from discussions of group performance and social influence to representations of social categories and stereotypes, prejudice and intergroup discrimination, stigmatization and social exclusion. Concluding chapters focus on developing interventions for improving intergroup relations and discuss ways of thinking about groups in societies and across cultures, encompassing multiculturalism and diversity.

Rhiannon Turner is a lecturer in social psychology in the Institute for Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Cardiff University, a masters degree in Social and Applied Psychology from the University of Kent, and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on intergroup contact: which forms of contact best reduce prejudice, how and why they do so, and what consequences they have. Her research has been published in high impact international journals including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. She has co-written an introductory textbook, Essential Social Psychology (with Richard Crisp), and is a co-author on two forthcoming books (also with Richard Crisp). These are a companion undergraduate text, Key Concepts in Social Psychology (Sage) and an advanced monograph, Multiple social identities: Categorization and complexity in intergroup relations (Psychology Press). She has received several awards and research grants, including a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Economic and Social Research Council. She has been a reviewer for a number of journals including British Journal of Developmental Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, European Review of Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. Richard Crisp is Professor of Psychology in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. He did his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and his PhD at Cardiff University. He has published widely on the psychology of group processes and intergroup relations and been awarded three prestigious awards from professional bodies for this work. These includethe British Psychology Society's award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology (2000), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Louise Kidder Early Career Award (2003) and the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal (2006). His research examines how people think about others along multiple social criteria and whether this may help encourage greater egalitarianism in social attitudes and interactions. He is the Group and Intergroup Processes section editor of Blackwell's Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Social Psychology, and Sage's Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. He has previously published (with Miles Hewstone) an edited volume on Multiple Social Categorization and (with Rhiannon Turner) a textbook, Essential Social Psychology.

1: Groups, Definition and Formation 2: Group Performance 3: Leadership 4: Crowd Behaviour 5: Social Influence 6: Prosocial Behaviour 7: Social Categorization 8: Prejudice and Discrimination 9: Stigmatization and Social Exclusion 10: Prejudice Reduction: Stereotype Change and Categorization 11: Intergroup Contact 12: Multiculturalism and Diversity


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