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Self and Social Identity. Perspectives on Social Psychology

  • ID: 2250354
  • Book
  • December 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 356 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The study of the interplay between the individual self and collective selves is an arena of rich theory and research in social psychology.
Self and Social Identity is a collection of readings from the four–volume set of
Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology that examine how group memberships shape the content of the individual s self concept and how the sense of self is expanded as a consequence of identification with other individuals and the group as a whole. The readings have been selected to provide a representative sampling of exciting research and theory on self and identity that is both comprehensive and current and cross–cuts the levels of analysis from intrapersonal to intergroup. The book is organized around two broad themes: "self and identity," exploring the self as a product of interpersonal and group processes; and "group identities," illustrating some of the phenomena associated with representing a group or social category as a collective.
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Part I: Self and Identity:.


1. Self–Concept and Identity: Daphna Oyserman (University of Michigan).

2. Identity Through Time: Constructing Personal Pasts and Futures: Michael Ross (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Roger Buehler (Wilfred Laurier University, Canada).

3. An Evolutionary–Psychological Approach to Self–esteem: Multiple Domains and Multiple Functions: Lee A. Kirkpatrick (College of William and Mary) and Bruce J. Ellis (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).

4. Is Loving the Self Necessary for Loving Another? An Examination of Identity and Intimacy: W. Keith Campbell (University of North Carolina) and Roy F. Baumeister (Case Western Reserve University).

5. Self–expansion Model of Motivation and Cognition in Close Relationships and Beyond: Arthur Aron, Elaine N. Aron, and Christina Norman (all SUNY Stony Brook).

6. Psychological Consequences of Devalued Identities: Jennifer Crocker and Diane M. Quinn (both University of Michigan)..

Part II: Group Identities:.


7. Collective Identity: Group Membership and Self–Conception: Dominic Abrams (University of Kent at Canterbury) and Michael A. Hogg (University of Queensland).

8. It Takes Two to Tango: Relating Group Identity to Individual Identity within the Framework of Group Development: by Stephen Worchel and Dawna Coutant (both University of Southern Maine).

9. Social Categorization, Depersonalization, and Group Behavior: Michael A. Hogg (University of Queensland).

10. The Psychology of Crowd Dynamics: by Stephen Reicher (University of Exeter).

11. The Social Identity Perspective in Intergroup Relations: Theories, Themes, and Controversies: by John C. Turner and Katherine J. Reynolds (both Australian National University).

12. The Social Psychology of Minority–Majority Relations: Bernd Simon (Christian Albrechts University, Germany), Birgit Aufderheide (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany), and Claudia Kampmeier (University of Kiel, Germany).

13. Toward Reduction of Prejudice: Intergroup Contact and Social Categorization: by Marilynn B. Brewer (Ohio State University) and Samuel L. Gaertner (University of Delaware).


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Marilynn B. Brewer
Miles Hewstone
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