Categorization in Social Psychology offers a major introduction to the study of categorization, looking especially at links between categorization in cognitive and social psychology.
In a highly readable and accessible style, the author covers all the main approaches to categorization in social psychology that a student might come across, including: biased stimulus processing, construct actviation, self-categorization, explanation-based, social judgeability and assimilation//contrast approaches. It is a wide-ranging and up-to-date treatment of concepts from cognitive as well as social psychology.
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About the Author
Craig Mc Garty, School of Social Sciences and Psychology Western Sydney University. Craig Mc Garty is a social and political psychologist whose main work is on intergroup relations especially social identity, collective action, group-based emotions and stereotype formation. He worked for 16 years at ANU where he was Head of the School of Psychology before moving to Murdoch University in 2007 to become Director of the Centre for Social and Community Research and then to become Director for the Social Research Institute. In 2014 he moved to Western Sydney University as Professor of Psychology serving as Head of the Psychology Discipline from 2015-2017.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: COGNITIVE AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO CATEGORIZATIONSome Starting Assumptions Perceivers' Perspectives and Social ConsensusCategorization and Cognition I Introducing Category Function and StructureCategorizationand Cognition II Category Learning, Formation and UseThe Categorization Process in Social Psychology I Biased Stimulus Processing and Knowledge ActivationCategorization as Meaning Creation I Self-Categorization Theory and Some Other DevelopmentsCategorization as Meaning Creation II Other Sense-Making ApproachesContrasting Perspectives on Motivated Relative PerceptionPART TWO: SOME EXPLORATIONS IN SOCIAL CATEGORIZATIONGroup Variability and ConsistencyThe Constraints of the Social Context on CategorizationCategorization, Covariation and Causal ExplanationConclusion Categorization as Explanation