The Social Psychology of Group Identity and Social Conflict: Theory, Application, and Practice

Pages: 308
Item #: 431894A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-952-9
List Price: $39.95
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Copyright: 2004
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
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This hardcover edition of this book is out of print and no longer available for purchase. However, the softcover edition is available.

The Social Psychology of Group Identity and Social Conflict examines the far-reaching influence of Herbert C. Kelman, a psychologist who is both a scientist and a peacemaker. Kelman is renowned for his contributions to the study of social influence in social psychology as well as to international conflict resolution and the peace research movement. He developed the interactive problem solving method, which helped lay the groundwork for the 1993 Oslo agreement between Israel and the PLO. His work has profoundly affected the ways in which social psychologists think about the links between personal and national identity, between intragroup and intergroup processes and between individual behavior and the functioning of social systems.

In this edited volume, distinguished scholars elaborate on Kelman's scholarship through the examination of their own theories and research. Their work explores the four areas that have defined Kelman's career: the ethics of social research, conformity and obedience, national identity and nationalism, and ethnic conflict resolution. The chapters consider the theoretical foundations of research on social influence and social conflict and the application of theory to issues of health, educational practices, organizational effectiveness, international peace, and the practice of conflict resolution. This provocative collection of essays illustrates the broad scope that Kelman's work encompasses and demonstrates that psychology can be a powerful tool for individual, organizational, and societal change.

Table of Contents




About Herbert C. Kelman

I. Theoretical Foundations

  1. The Contributions of Herbert C. Kelman: Reinvigorating Lewin and Anticipating Dynamical Systems Models
    —Reuben M. Baron
  2. Social Psychology: Social or Psychological?
    —José R. Torregrosa
    • Comments on Chapters 1 and 2
      —Susan H. Korper
  3. Prejudice: Toward a More Inclusive Definition
    —Alice H. Eagly
  4. Identification as a Challenge to Dual-Process Theories of Persuasion
    —V. Lee Hamilton
    • Comments on Chapters 3 and 4
      —Erin Driver-Linn

II. Applications of Social Psychology

  1. Rigor and Vigor: Spanning Basic and Applied Research
    —Nancy E. Adler
  2. Achieving Equality of Student Internet Access Within Schools
    —Janet Ward Schofield and Ann Locke Davidson
    • Comments on Chapters 5 and 6
      —Jennifer A. Richeson
  3. Organizational Narcissism
    —Shoshana Zuboff
  4. Peace Architecture: The Prevention of Violence
    —Luc Reychler
    • Comments on Chapters 7 and 8
      —Jeffrey R. Seul

III. Social Psychological Approaches to the Practice of Conflict Resolution

  1. Extending the Interactive Problem-Solving Method: Addressing Multiple Levels of Conflict, Unacknowledged Trauma, and Responsibility
    —Donna Hicks and William Weisberg
  2. Identity and Power in the Reconciliation of National Conflict
    —Nadim N. Rouhana
    • Comments on Chapters 9 and 10
      —Rebecca Dale
  3. The Contribution of Bicommunal Contacts in Building a Civil Society in Cyprus
    —Maria Hadjipavlou
  4. Assessing the Social Psychological Support for Kelman's Interactive Problem-Solving Workshops
    —Cynthia Chataway
    • Comments on Chapters 11 and 12
      —Rhoda Margesson

IV. Reflections by Herbert C. Kelman

  1. Continuity and Change: My Life as a Social Psychologist
    —Herbert C. Kelman

Appendix A. Herbert C. Kelman's Graduate and Postgraduate Advisees

Appendix B. Herbert C. Kelman's Publications, 1945–2003


About the Editors