Shared Beliefs in a Society: Social Psychological Analysis

Shared Beliefs in a Society: Social Psychological Analysis

by Daniel Bar-Tal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761906584

ISBN-13: 9780761906582

Pub. Date: 07/06/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Bar-Tal (psychology, Tel Aviv U., Israel) describes two major concepts of the social psychological study of societies: shared belief on a societal level and societal ethos (loosely defined as being akin to the holistic concept of personality in an individual). After looking at the theoretical basis for the discussion, he explores shared belief in the realms of…  See more details below

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Bar-Tal (psychology, Tel Aviv U., Israel) describes two major concepts of the social psychological study of societies: shared belief on a societal level and societal ethos (loosely defined as being akin to the holistic concept of personality in an individual). After looking at the theoretical basis for the discussion, he explores shared belief in the realms of patriotism, national security, the delegitimization of marginal groups, and siege mentality. Most of the data upon which the analysis is based is drawn from opinion surveys in Israel and the United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761906582
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/06/2000
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Sharing Beliefs in Groups
A History of the Study of Shared Beliefs
Nature of Societal Beliefs
Formation, Dissemination, Maintenance and Change of Societal Beliefs
Societal Beliefs about Patriotism
Societal Beliefs about Security
Societal Beliefs about Siege
Societal Beliefs about Delgitimization
The Ethos of a Society
Societal Beliefs and Ethos
Contribution to Societal Psychology

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