Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Two Volume Set

© 2010 | 1 048 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Published in Association with Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Published in Association with American Psychological Association

Over the past 75 years there has been a tremendous amount of theoretical and empirical research on group processes and intergroup relations by scholars in various disciplines. The Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations is a reflection of the growing integration of what were formerly two distinct approaches. With approximately 300 entries, the two volumes of this encyclopedia cover concepts ranging from conformity to diversity and from small group interaction to intergroup relations on a global scale.

Key Features

  • Examines the major criteria used by researchers to define groups
  • Conveys what behavioral scientists know and theorize about how people think, feel, and act when responding to ingroup and outgroup members
  • Discusses perspectives on what happens within groups and between groups

Key Themes

  • Cognitions and Feelings
  • Conflict and Cooperation Within Groups
  • Group Decision Making
  • Group Performance and Problem Solving
  • Group Structure
  • Identity and Self
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Intergroup Relations in Society
  • Methodology
  • Organizations
  • Theory
  • Types of Groups and Subgroups
Key features

Represents the first Encyclopedia of its kind on the market.

Editors and Advisory Editors represent a 'who's who' list of the A-list researchers in this field.

The Encyclopedia will have widespread appeal amongst students particularly in psychology, business / management and communication - areas which have high student enrollments in The US.

Can slip-stream institutional market created by SAGE's journal, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

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ISBN: 9781412942089

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