Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
- John M Levine - University of Pittsburgh, USA
- Michael A. Hogg - Claremont Graduate University, USA
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.
- 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
- 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
- Types of Groups and Subgroups
"....A unique resource.... This well-written and understandable overview of the group processes field should be in every library that supports the study of social psychology, sociology, or business. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/ faculty; general readers. ****"
"....This distinctive, well-researched, well-written, and understandable introduction to group theory is highly recommended for secondary, public, and academic libraries, particularly those supporting sociology and psychology programs."-LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
"....There are close to 300 articles making up these two volumes exploring the individual elements of group processes and intergroup relations, as well as where they merge. These articles cover broad categories ranging from theory and methodology to individual areas of interest... The diversity of the individual article coverage is impressive. The entries are steeped in scholarship and written by experts in the fields of social psychology, sociology, and organizational behavior.... The authors are successful in writing in an accessible style easily grasped by undergraduates and informed lay readers.... The Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations is a title that has multi-disciplinary relevance. Undergraduates in fields as diverse as business, psychology, and sociology among others, could find themselves leafing through its pages."