ISBN-10:
0761959548
ISBN-13:
9780761959540
Pub. Date:
12/07/1999
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Categorization in Social Psychology / Edition 1

Categorization in Social Psychology / Edition 1

by Craig McGarty
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761959540
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/07/1999
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.65(d)

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 CATEGORIZATION
Some Starting Assumptions
Perceivers' Perspectives and Social Consensus
Categorization and Cognition I
Introducing Category Function and Structure
Categorizationand Cognition II
Category Learning, Formation and Use
The Categorization Process in Social Psychology I
Biased Stimulus Processing and Knowledge Activation
Categorization as Meaning Creation I
Self-Categorization Theory and Some Other Developments
Categorization as Meaning Creation II
Other Sense-Making Approaches
Contrasting Perspectives on Motivated Relative Perception
PART TWO: SOME EXPLORATIONS IN SOCIAL CATEGORIZATION
Group Variability and Consistency
The Constraints of the Social Context on Categorization
Categorization, Covariation and Causal Explanation
Conclusion
Categorization as Explanation

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