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The Social self: group influences on personal identity

Author: Babad, Elisha Y. ; Birnbaum, Max ; Benne, Kenneth Dean Series: Sage library of social research ; 144 Publisher: Sage, 1983Language: EnglishDescription: 267 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0803919387Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HM251 .B218 1983
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Social Self Group Influences on Personal Identity Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Initial Considerations 1. The Challenge of Differences Dimensions of Difference Pluralism and Heterogeneity Self-Definition and Group Memberships The Person in Heterogeneous Society 2. A Method of Inquiry Into the Social Self Requirements for the Method Genesis of the Method Principles of the Method 3. Obstacles to Self-Awareness and Self-Inquiry Knowledge and Its Application Pains and Values of Self-Awareness Resistance to Self-Awareness Difficulties in Information Processing Dilemmas of Universal Lawfulness and Individuality Effects of Ideology on Self-Inquiry Relations Between "Self" and "Other" Skills for Self-Inquiry 4. Exploring Life History "Susan Goldberg's" Life History Analysis of Life History Part II. The Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations 5. The Psychology of Stereotypes The Nature of Stereotypes Acquisition, Validity, and Stability of Stereotypes Function of Stereotypes Change Goals for Stereotypes 75 76 81 84 87 17 17 19 21 24 37 37 39 40 45 45 46 48 52 54 55 56 58 61 62 69 9 11 6. Theories of Prejudice Definitions Personal and Societal Prejudice Prejudice and Socio-Identity Who Is Prejudiced? The Prejudiced Personality Social Determinants of Prejudice 7. Intergroup Relations The Minimal Intergroup Situation Intergroup Conflict Resolution of Intergroup Conflict Ethnocentric Outlook Positive Functions of Group Belongingness 8. Principles of Social Change Initial Distinctions Three Strategies of Social Change Issues in Social Change Part III. Major Dimensions of the Social Self 90 90 90 91 92 94 100 107 107 109 114 118 122 125 125 126 132 9. Race, Ethnicity, and Religion: Central Dimensions of Identity and Conflict 143 Race and Racial Differences Ethnicity and Ethnic Groups Minority, Majority, and Socio-Identity Racial and Ethnic Intergroup Processes Prejudices of Minorities Prejudiced Liberals 10. Sex Roles, Sex Identity, and the Struggle Between the Sexes A Continuum of Gender Issues Factors Contributing to Gender Problems Inquiry Into Sex Identity Sex Stereotypes Sexism in Society The Struggle Between the Sexes Androgyny and Pluralism 11. Age: A Dimension of Social Heterogeneity Age Identity and Psychological Development in Adult Life Age Differences in Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Groups 144 146 150 152 158 160 163 165 166 169 176 180 186 190 194 196 200 Interage Conflict "Young" Radicals and "Old" Conservatives 12. Social Roles and Role Groups Roles and Social Behavior Reference Groups and Membership Groups Central Concepts in Role Theory Inquiry Into Roles and Role Systems The Power of Social Roles Roles and Intergroup Processes 13. Value Orientation and Ideology: Unifiers and Dividers Values, Ideology, and Identity Value Orientation and the Social Self The Functions of Ideology Pros and Cons of Ideology The Role of Ideology in Human History Concluding Comments Bibliography Reference Index Subject Index About the Authors 203 208 211 211 213 214 217 220 224 229 229 230 235 239 241 246 249 259 263 267

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