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Group Processes by Rupert Brown
Book DescriptionPeople's lives are inescapably bound with the groups to which they belong. Whether at home, work, or play human beings are essentially group beings. Thus, an understanding of behavior in group settings is a central task for social psychology. "Group Processes" aims to deepen our understanding of relationships within and between groups by means of three key ideas. First, groups are a source of social identity; our sense of who we are and what we are worth derives from our group memberships. Second, there is a constant tension in group life between its task and socio-emotional aspects; "getting on with the job" whilst also "getting on with people". Third, group dynamics are frequently governed by comparison processes, both within the group and between the ingroup and various outgroups.In this comprehensively revised edition, Rupert Brown introduces readers to the major developments in the field of group processes in a clear and compelling way. All the chapters have been thoroughly updated and several new sections have been added. There are considerably extended treatments of such key topics as group cohesion, social comparison, leadership, social facilitation, group performance, socio-cognitive aspects of intergroup relations, and social identity processes. The new material is woven seamlessly into the existing structure of the book, integrating the latest theory and research with classic contributions from the past. There are many supporting illustrations from contemporary life throughout the text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631184966
(229mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Social Identity Processes, Paperback (March 2000)» View all books by Rupert Brown
An overview of developments in social identity theory. Three major areas are addressed: theoretical contributions to the field; empirical assessments of key elements of the theory; and applications of social identity theory to effect changes in problematic intergroup relationships.
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Author Biography - Rupert Brown
Rupert Brown is Reader in Psychology at the University of Kent.
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