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Rediscovering the social group: A self-categorization theory.
1. Introducing the Problem: Individual and Group 2. Rediscovering the Social Group 3. A Self-Categorization Theory 4. The Analysis of Social Influence 5. Social Identity 6. The Salience of SocialExpand
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A Social Identity Model of Deindividuation Phenomena
This chapter challenges traditional models of deindividuation. These are based on the assumption that such factors as immersion in a group and anonymity lead to a loss of selfhood and hence ofExpand
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Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response
The COVID-19 pandemic represents a massive global health crisis. Because the crisis requires large-scale behaviour change and places significant psychological burdens on individuals, insights fromExpand
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The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power
According to John Adair, the most important word in the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least important word is "I". But if this is true, it raises one important question: why do psychologicalExpand
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"The Battle of Westminster": Developing the social identity model of crowd behaviour in order to explain the initiation and development of collective conflict.
This paper aims to extend the social identity approach to crowd behaviour (Reicher, 1984, 1987) in order to understand how crowd events, and crowd conflict in particular, develop over time. TheExpand
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The Context of Social Identity: Domination, Resistance, and Change
The task of social psychology is to explain the flexibility of human beings in creating and relating to their social worlds. Social identity and self-categorization theories provide a thoroughgoingExpand
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Collective action and psychological change: the emergence of new social identities.
  • J. Drury, S. Reicher
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of social psychology
  • 1 December 2000
The study comprises an analysis of processes of psychological change among participants at an environmental protest. A participant observation study found evidence of a radicalized self concept amongExpand
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Explaining enduring empowerment: A comparative study of collective action and psychological outcomes
An ethnographic study of two crowd events was carried out in order to develop a hypothesis about the experience of empowerment in collective action. Qualitative comparison of an anti-roads occupationExpand
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Helping to Improve the Group Stereotype: On the Strategic Dimension of Prosocial Behavior
Three studies consider a basis for intergroup helping. Specifically, they show that group members may help others to disconfirm a stereotype of their own group as mean. Study 1 shows that ScotsExpand
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Social identity and the dynamics of leadership: Leaders and followers as collaborative agents in the transformation of social reality
Abstract Traditional models see leadership as a form of zero-sum game in which leader agency is achieved at the expense of follower agency and vice versa. Against this view, the present articleExpand
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