Prospects for group processes and intergroup relations research: A review of 70 years’ progress

Randsley de Moura, Georgina and Leader, Tirza and Pelletier, Joseph and Abrams, Dominic (2008) Prospects for group processes and intergroup relations research: A review of 70 years’ progress. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11 (4). pp. 575-596. ISSN 1368-4302 . (doi: ) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Three archival analyses are presented substantially extending empirical reviews of the progress of group-related research. First, an analysis of social psychological research from 1935 to 2007 (cf. Abrams & Hogg, 1998) showed that group-related research has a steadily increasing proportion of titles in the principal journals and currently accounts for over a sixth of all the research in our list of social psychological journals. Second, analysis of the most cited papers from a set of principal social psychology journals from 1998 to 2007 showed that a third of high-impact articles in social psychology focus on groups. Third, analysis of the content of two major specialist journals in the field, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, showed that together these journals cover a broad range of group-related research, and that the only keyword common to both journals was social identity. These findings demonstrate the health and major contributions of research into group processes and intergroup relations to social psychology as a whole.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: empirical review; group dynamics; group processes; group-related research; intergroup relations; research development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Georgina Randsley de Moura
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 10:46 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 07:55 UTC
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