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Group processes : dynamics within and between groups

Author: Rupert Brown
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Brown
ISBN: 0631218521 9780631218524 0631184961 9780631184966
OCLC Number: 59423105
Description: [1 volume]
Contents: 1. The Reality of Groups --
2. Elementary Processes in Groups. Becoming a Member of a Group. Interdependence and Group Process. Achieving the Task and Maintaining Relationships. Group Cohesion. The Acquisition and Development of Group Norms --
3. Structural Aspects of Groups. Role Differentiation. Status Differentiation. Self-Evaluation through Social Comparison. Leadership. Communication Networks --
4. Social Influence in Groups. The Power of the Majority. The Influence of the Minority. Two Influence Processes or One? --
5. Individuals Versus Groups. Group Productivity. Group Decision Making --
6. Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation. Deprivation and Discontent. Intergroup Behaviour and Real Group Interests --
7. Thinking about Groups. Social Categorization: The Foundation Stone of Intergroup Behaviour. Stereotypes: The 'Pictures in our Heads' --
8. Social Identity and Intergroup Relations. Social Identity and Intergroup Conflict. Social Identity and Intergroup Harmony.
Responsibility: Rupert Brown.

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