Social identity theory: past achievements, current problems and future challenges

@article{Brown2000SocialIT,
  title={Social identity theory: past achievements, current problems and future challenges},
  author={Rupert Brown},
  journal={European Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30},
  pages={745-778}
}
  • Rupert Brown
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
This article presents a critical review of Social Identity Theory. Its major contributions to the study of intergroup relations are discussed, focusing on its powerful explanations of such phenomena as ingroup bias, responses of subordinate groups to their unequal status position, and intragroup homogeneity and stereotyping. In addition, its stimulative role for theoretical elaborations of the Contact Hypothesis as a strategy for improving intergroup attitudes is noted. Then five issues which… Expand
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