A Group By Any Other Name—The Role of Entitativity in Group Perception

@article{Hamilton2002AGB,
  title={A Group By Any Other Name—The Role of Entitativity in Group Perception},
  author={D. Hamilton and S. Sherman and Luigi Castelli},
  journal={European Review of Social Psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={139 - 166}
}
The social world consists of numerous and diverse groupings of people into meaningful and important collectives. As perceivers, we routinely encounter aggregates of people, some of which we endow with the property of groupness, and others we do not. Moreover, the variety of groups is enormous, yet perceivers differentiate among them and understand their properties. This chapter discusses how and why perceivers “see” an aggregate of persons as a group, the distinctions among different types of… Expand
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