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The Social Self: On Being the Same and Different at the Same Time
- M. Brewer
- Psychology, Sociology
- 1 October 1991
Mfost of social psychology's theories of the self fail to take into account the significance of social identification in the definition of self. Social identities are self-definitions that are more…
Who is this "We"? Levels of collective identity and self representations.
Cross-cultural perspectives have brought renewed interest in the social aspects of the self and the extent to which individuals define themselves in terms of their relationships to others and to…
In-group bias in the minimal intergroup situation: A cognitive-motivational analysis.
- M. Brewer
Experimental research on intergroup discrimination in favor of one's own group is reviewed in terms of the basis of differentiati on between in-group and outgroup and in terms of the response measure…
The Psychology of Prejudice: Ingroup Love and Outgroup Hate?
- M. Brewer
Allport (1954) recognized that attachment to one's ingroups does not necessarily require hostility toward outgroups. Yet the prevailing approach to the study of ethnocentrism, ingroup bias, and…
Social Identity Complexity
In this article, we introduce the concept of social identity complexity—a new theoretical construct that refers to an individual's subjective representation of the interrelationships among his or her…
Social Networks, Learning, and Flexibility: Sourcing Scientific Knowledge in New Biotechnology Firms
This paper examines the organizational arrangements used by New Biotechnology Firms (NBFs) to source scientific knowledge. Using data from two highly successful NBFs, the paper shows that both firms…
Where (who) are collectives in collectivism? Toward conceptual clarification of individualism and collectivism.
It is argued that there is a conceptual confusion about the meaning of ingroups that constitute the target of collectivism, and a theoretical framework is proposed that draws on M. B. Brewer and G. Gardner's conceptualization of individual, relational, and collective selves and their manifestation in self-representations, beliefs, and values.
Choice behavior in social dilemmas: Effects of social identity, group size, and decision framing.
Les auteurs ont explore les effets structurant sur des decisions impliquant l'utilisation de ressources communes, en fonction de l'identite sociale, de la taille du groupe de sujets (N=88) et de la…