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The Development of the social self

Author: Bennett, Mark ; Sani, FabioPublisher: Psychology Press, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 338 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1841692948Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Development of the Social Self Contents List of tables List of figures List of contributors 1 Introduction: Children and social identity MARK BENNETT AND FABIO SANI xi xii xiii 1 Social and developmental perspectives on the self-concept 2 On the benefits of a doser association between social and developmental psychology 4 The social identity approach 6 Organisation of the book 17 References 22 PART I Basic issues 2 The development of a sense of "we": The emergence and implications of children's collective identity DIANE N. RUBLE, JEANNETTE ALVAREZ, MEREDITH BACHMAN, JESSICA CAMERON. ANDREW FULIGNI, CYNTHIA GARCIA COLl, AND EUN RHEE 29 The nature of social identity 30 When and how do children understand and identify with social categories? 33 Developmental changes in the significance of collective identity 42 Consequences of developmental changes in collective identity 51 Summary and conclusions 63 References 64 3 Developmental aspects of social identity FABIO SANI AND MARK BENNETT 77 Children's conception of social identities 78 The flexibility of children's understanding of in-group identity 85 The emergence of social identity 91 General summary and conclusions 95 References 97 PART II Identifies 4 Gender as a social category: Intergroup processes and gender-role development KIMBERLY K. POWLISHTA 103 Intergroup processes 104 The development of gender categories 107 Exaggeration of between-sex differences and within-sex similarities 108 Own-sex favouritism 112 The impact of social context on the salience of gender 113 Individual and group différences in gender-based intergroup processes 115 How is gender deerent from other social categories? 122 Conclusions and implications for improving cross-sex relations 125 References 126 5 The gender wars: A self-categorisation theory perspective on the development of gender identity BARBARA DAVID, DIANE GRACE, AND MICHELLE K RYAN 135 The developmental sequence 136 Theories of gender development 139 Matching the theories and the evidence 140 The self as a process 141 Self-categorisation, the dominant theories, and gender development 145 Summary and suggestions 150 References 152 6 The development of national identity and social identity processes: Do social identity theory and self-categorisation theory provide useful heuristic frameworks for developmental research? MARTYN BARRETT, EVANTHEA LYONS, AND ARANTZA DEL VALLE 159 The principal phenomena that characterise the development of national identity 160 The relevance of SIT and SCT to the study of national identity development 161 The application of SIT and SCT to the development of national identity 164 Evaluation of the predictions 165 So do SIT and SCT provide useful heuristic frameworks for developmental research? 182 References 185 7 Ethnic identity and social context MAYKEL VERKUYTEN 189 From social cognition to situation 190 Intergroup theories 192 Perceived discrimination 195 Cultural orientations 199 Ethnic self-esteem and context 201 Ethnic self-categorisation 202 Ethnic self-categorisation and behaviour 203 Conclusion 207 References 210 PART III Applications 8 Social identity processes and children's ethnic prejudice DREW NESDALE 219 Explanations of children's prejudice 220 Social identity theory and ethnic prejudice 225 Social identity development theory of children's ethnic prejudice 226 Conclusions 238 References 240 9 The development and self-regulation of intergroup attitudes in children ADAM RUTLAND 247 Children's intergroup attitudes and cognitive-developmental theory 247 Recent research on children's national intergroup attitudes 249 Social identity theory 251 Self-regulation and children's intergroup attitudes 252 Implicit measures of children's intergroup attitudes 254 Dissociation between implicit and explicit measures 255 The Implicit Association Test 257 Public self-focus and children's ethnic intergroup attitudes 258 Conclusion 260 References 261 10 Reducing stepfamily conflict: The importance of inclusive social identity BRENDA S. BANKER, SAMUEL L. GAERTNER, JOHN F. DOVIDIO, MISSY HOULETTE, KELLY M. JOHNSON, AND BLAKE M. RIEK 267 The role of social categorisation and intergroup relations 269 Reducing intergroup bias and conflict 271 Stepfamily marriages 276 Conclusions 283 References 285 PART IV Epilogue 11 The development of social identity: What develops? DOMINIC ABRAMS 291 The chapters 291 Conclusions 305 References 307 12 Towards a developmental social psychology of the social self KEVIN DURKIN 313 The family as the first group 314 Developmental changes and continuities 315 Competition between developmental and social processes 317 Language 319 Age as a social identity 320 Social identifies are diverse -- and may develop differently 321 Can we create better social selves? 322 Social selves through the lifespan 323 Conclusions 324 References 325 Author index Subject index 327 335

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