9781841694078

Social Groups in Action and Interaction

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    9781841694078

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    184169407X

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  • Copyright: 2004-03-31
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres
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Summary

The goal of Social Groups in Action and Interaction is to review and analyze the human group as it operates to create both social good and, potentially, social harm. The book provides relatively equal emphasis on topics traditionally considered from an intra-group perspective (for instance, conformity, minority influence, group decision-making, leadership, and task performance) as well as topics derived from an inter-group perspective (e.g. social categorization, social identity, intergroup conflict, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination). In addition, topics that are not unique to either of these two approaches, and yet which are important aspects of group relations, such as culture, crowd behavior, social representations, and negotiation are also covered.

Table of Contents

About the Author ix
Preface xi
Defining the Social Group
1(30)
Studying Groups
3(12)
Properties of Groups
15(9)
Being Part of a Group: Group Cohesion and Social Identity
24(4)
Chapter Summary
28(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
29(1)
Recommended Readings
30(1)
Studying Groups Scientifically
31(26)
Basic and Applied Research
32(2)
Theories and Research Hypotheses
34(2)
Measuring Groups
36(6)
Observational Research Designs
42(2)
Correlational Research Designs
44(4)
Experimental Research Designs
48(4)
Interpreting Data
52(3)
Chapter Summary
55(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
56(1)
Recommended Readings
56(1)
Groups and Their Functions
57(26)
Benefits of Group Membership
58(4)
Social Affiliation and Attachment
62(6)
Social Comparison
68(5)
Social Identity
73(7)
Chapter Summary
80(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
81(1)
Recommended Readings
81(2)
Social Influence
83(28)
Social Influence
84(5)
Motives for Conformity
89(2)
Majority Influence
91(8)
Minority Influence
99(3)
Comparing Majority and Minority Influence
102(3)
Limits of Conformity
105(3)
Chapter Summary
108(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
109(1)
Recommended Readings
110(1)
Social Categorization
111(22)
Social Categorization
112(9)
Outcomes of Social Categorization
121(6)
Categorization into Us and Them
127(4)
Chapter Summary
131(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
132(1)
Recommended Readings
132(1)
Group Development and Structure
133(22)
Group Development
134(6)
Group Structure
140(8)
Social Networks
148(3)
Chapter Summary
151(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
152(1)
Recommended Readings
153(2)
Power and Leadership
155(28)
Social Power
156(11)
Leadership
167(12)
Chapter Summary
179(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
180(1)
Recommended Readings
181(2)
Group Decision Making
183(30)
Understanding Group Performance
184(12)
Groupthink
196(6)
Group Polarization
202(7)
Chapter Summary
209(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
210(1)
Recommended Readings
211(2)
Group Perfomance and Productivity
213(26)
Social Facilitation and Social Inhibition
214(6)
Coordination and Motivation Losses
220(8)
Brainstorming
228(5)
What Are the Benefits of Groups?
233(2)
Chapter Summary
235(2)
Review and Discussion Questions
237(1)
Recommended Readings
237(2)
Effective Working Groups
239(26)
Member Characteristics
241(1)
Group Characteristics
242(3)
Group Process
245(9)
Examples of Groups at Work
254(8)
Chapter Summary
262(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
262(1)
Recommended Readings
263(2)
Cultures, Social Change, and Crowds
265(20)
Cultures
266(10)
Social Status and Social Change
276(4)
Crowds
280(3)
Chapter Summary
283(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
284(1)
Recommended Readings
284(1)
Cooperation and Conflict Within Groups
285(26)
Understanding Cooperation and Conflict
286(4)
Studying Cooperation and Conflict
290(6)
Variables That Produce Cooperation and Conflict
296(8)
Strategies for Producing Cooperation
304(4)
Chapter Summary
308(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
309(1)
Recommended Readings
310(1)
Cooperation and Conflict Between Groups
311(24)
Objective and Perceived Conflict
312(7)
Reducing Intergroup Conflict
319(13)
Chapter Summary
332(1)
Review and Discussion Questions
333(1)
Recommended Readings
333(2)
Glossary 335(8)
References 343(58)
Name Index 401(16)
Subject Index 417

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