Praise for the first edition:
"...manages to integrate theory, research, and illustration very nicely...all in all an excellent piece of work." - Michael Hogg, University of Queensland
"...extremely contemporary in its coverage and yet it introduces the classic works as well. The balance here is perfect..." - Samuel Gaertner, University of Delaware
* What are the origins of individals' identification with groups?
* What are the causes and consequences of the distinction between different groups?
* How can intergroup conflict be reduced, whilst maintaining group loyalty and community?
The first edition of Intergroup Relations, co-authored with Norman Miller, received considerable critical acclaim. In this fully revised edition, Marilynn Brewer has added new research and ideas to provide an up-to-date and invaluable resource for all those concerned with this key area of social psychology. It is clearer than ever that group identities play a major role in human behaviour, impelling heroic action on behalf of ingroups, as well as horrific atrocities against designated outgroups. Revisions have been made that reflect the relevance of recent international events and the social psychological approaches that can illuminate and explain them. Social psychological understanding of these processes has grown as the study of intergroup relations takes centre stage within the discipline, making this a topical and timely new edition for undergraduate courses in social psychology and the wider social sciences.
Marilynn Brewer is Professor of Psychology and Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology at the Ohio State University. Her primary area of research is the study of social identity and intergroup relations and she is the author of numerous research articles and co-author of several books in this area, including Groups in Contact: The Psychology of Desegregation (1984) with Norman Miller. Professor Brewer was recipient of the 1996 Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the 1993 Donald T. Campbell award for Distinguished Contributions in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the 2001 Career award from the International Society for Self and Identity. She has also served as President of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Western Psychological Association, and has been editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and is currently an associate editor of Psychological Review.
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