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Social Groups in Action and Interaction

ISBN-10: 184169407X
ISBN-13: 9781841694078
Edition: 2004
Authors: Charles Stangor
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List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

About the Author
Preface
Defining the Social Group
Studying Groups
Properties of Groups
Being Part of a Group: Group Cohesion and Social Identity
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Studying Groups Scientifically
Basic and Applied Research
Theories and Research Hypotheses
Measuring Groups
Observational Research Designs
Correlational Research Designs
Experimental Research Designs
Interpreting Data
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Groups and Their Functions
Benefits of Group Membership
Social Affiliation and Attachment
Social Comparison
Social Identity
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Social Influence
Social Influence
Motives for Conformity
Majority Influence
Minority Influence
Comparing Majority and Minority Influence
Limits of Conformity
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Social Categorization
Social Categorization
Outcomes of Social Categorization
Categorization into Us and Them
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Group Development and Structure
Group Development
Group Structure
Social Networks
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Power and Leadership
Social Power
Leadership
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Group Decision Making
Understanding Group Performance
Groupthink
Group Polarization
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Group Perfomance and Productivity
Social Facilitation and Social Inhibition
Coordination and Motivation Losses
Brainstorming
What Are the Benefits of Groups?
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Effective Working Groups
Member Characteristics
Group Characteristics
Group Process
Examples of Groups at Work
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Cultures, Social Change, and Crowds
Cultures
Social Status and Social Change
Crowds
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Cooperation and Conflict Within Groups
Understanding Cooperation and Conflict
Studying Cooperation and Conflict
Variables That Produce Cooperation and Conflict
Strategies for Producing Cooperation
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Cooperation and Conflict Between Groups
Objective and Perceived Conflict
Reducing Intergroup Conflict
Chapter Summary
Review and Discussion Questions
Recommended Readings
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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