Intergroup Relations: The Role of Motivation and Emotion (A Festschrift for Amelie Mummendey) (Psychology Press Festschrift Series)

Intergroup Relations: The Role of Motivation and Emotion (A Festschrift for Amelie Mummendey) (Psychology Press Festschrift Series)

By: Sabine Otten (editor), Thomas Kessler (editor), Kai Sassenberg (editor)Paperback

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This volume gives a survey of the most recent developments and trends in intergroup research. Diverging from classical approaches that looked at diverse needs and motives (positive distinctiveness, belongingness, etc), the present book focuses not only on the question what motivates intergroup behaviour, but especially on how the motivation of intergroup behaviour functions. The book focuses on the role of emotion and motivation in the development of intergroup conflict, social exclusion, tolerance and other group related phenomena. The sections demonstrate how classical theories in the field have been further developed, enriched, and more sophisticatedly tested over the years, and summarise research on affect and memory. They also develop a group based self-regulation approach, examine several specific emotions as motivational forces of intergroup behaviour, and look at factors of intergroup relations that lead to social change. The chapters are short and easy-to-comprehend summaries referring to a broad range of original work, providing a useful resource for advanced students of Social Psychology and researchers in the field of intergroup relations.

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Sabine Otten is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Kai Sassenberg is Professor of Psychology at the University of Tubingen, Germany. Thomas Kessler is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Exeter , UK.


Part 1. Classical Approaches to Motivation in Intergroup Relations M.B Brewer, Motivations Underlying Ingroup Identification: Optimal Distinctiveness and Beyond. R. Spears, J. Jetten, D. Scheepers, S. Cihangir, Creative Distinctiveness: Explaining In-group Bias in Minimal Groups. S. Waldzus, The Ingroup Projection Model. M. Wenzel, Social Identity and Justice: Implications for Intergroup Relations. Part 2. Recent Approaches to Motivation and Intergroup Relations M. Machunsky, T. Meiser, Mood and Cognition in Intergroup Judgment. K. Sassenberg, K. Woltin, A Self-Regulation Approach to Group Processes. I. Fritsche, T.W Schubert, Go to Hell! Determinants of Motivated Social Exclusion. Part 3. Emotions and Intergroup Relations V. Yzerbyt, T. Kuppens, Group-based Emotions: The Social Heart in the Individual Head. S. Otten, Social Categorization, Intergroup Emotions and Aggressive Interactions. R. Brown, From Both Sides Now: Perpetrator and Victim Responses to Intergroup Transgressions. J.Leyens, S. Demoulin, Hierarchy-based Groups: Real Inequalities and Essential Differences. Part 4. Motivated Change in Intergroup Relations B. Simon, To Be is To Do is To Be: Collective Identity and Action. T. Kessler, N. Harth, Change in Intergroup Relations: Psychological Processes Accompanying, Determining and Determined by Social Change. S.C.Wright, Cross-group Contact Effects. K. Jonas, Interventions Enhancing Intergroup Tolerance.

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  • publication date: 22/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415648677
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780415648677
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 041564867X

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