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The Social Identity Perspective on Small Groups

Abrams, Dominic and Hogg, Michael A. and Hinkle, Steve and Often, Sabine (2004) The Social Identity Perspective on Small Groups. In: Poole, Marshall Scott and Hollingshead, Andrea B., eds. Theories of small groups: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Sage Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA US, pp. 99-137. ISBN 978-0-7619-3076-1. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

(from the chapter) This chapter describes the historical development, metatheoretical background, and current state of the social identity perspective. The theory developed as an analysis of intergroup relations among large-scale social categories and has evolved a strong social cognitive emphasis. In this chapter, we show that the social identity perspective is intended to be a general analysis of group membership and group processes that focuses on the generative relationship between collective self-conception and group phenomena. We describe several applications of the social identity perspective to small groups including: differentiation within groups; leadership; deviance; group decision-making; computer-mediated communication; mobilization, collective action, and social loafing; and group culture. We conclude with a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the perspective and of future directions.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: small groups, history, social identity perspective, group membership, group processes, Group Dynamics, History, Social Identity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 16:45 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36078 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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