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The Practice of Social influence in Multiple Cultures

The Practice of Social influence in Multiple Cultures

Wilhelmina Wosinska, Robert B. Cialdini, Daniel W. Barrett, Janusz Reykowski
September 11, 2014

This book provides a diverse collection of studies reporting the effects of social influence processes in multiple cultures at both the universal and culture-specific levels. The book is characterized by three distinct features. First, the social influence process is considered as a ubiquitous and...

Groups at Work: Theory and Research

Groups at Work: Theory and Research

Marlene E. Turner
September 01, 2000

This book has two purposes. First, it is fundamentally about groups at work, both as they attempt to accomplish their goals and as they operate in organizational settings. Second, it draws together group researchers from social psychological and organizational studies. Each chapter focuses on a...

Attitudes, Behavior, and Social Context: The Role of Norms and Group Membership

Attitudes, Behavior, and Social Context: The Role of Norms and Group Membership

Deborah J. Terry, Michael A. Hogg
November 01, 1999

The reasons why people do not always act in accord with their attitudes has been the focus of much social psychological research, as have the factors that account for why people change their attitudes and are persuaded by such influences as the media. There is strong support for the view that...

Impact Analysis: How Research Can Enter Application and Make A Difference

Impact Analysis: How Research Can Enter Application and Make A Difference

Laurie Larwood, Urs E. Gattiker
August 01, 1999

Throughout the social sciences, the gap between research and application is a reminder that the goals of scholars and practitioners are not always one and the same. Still, the best scholarship is often acknowledged to be that which informs practice, and the best practice--whether defined in terms...

Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships Within Multicultural Organizations

Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships Within Multicultural Organizations

Audrey J. Murrell, Faye J. Crosby, Robin J. Ely
February 01, 1999

The world is continually changing. As organizations become more diverse, the need to recognize and develop talent within others becomes more critical and more complex. Herein lies the fundamental dilemma that parties to these important relationships face. Based on a recent gathering in Amherst, the...

The Psychology of the Social Self

The Psychology of the Social Self

Tom R. Tyler, Roderick M. Kramer, Oliver P. John
December 01, 1998

Leading theoreticians and researchers present current thinking about the role played by group memberships in people's sense of who they are and what they are worth. The chapters build on the assumption, developed out of social identity theory, that people create a social self that both defines them...

Intergroup Cognition and Intergroup Behavior

Intergroup Cognition and Intergroup Behavior

Constantine Sedikides, John Schopler, Chester A. Insko, Chester Insko
December 01, 1997

Social psychology has maintained a keen interest over the years in issues related to intergroup behavior, such as ingroup favoritism and discrimination. The field has also been preoccupied with ways to reduce prejudice and discrimination. Intergroup contact has been offered as the main mechanism...

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