Social influence in small groups: An interactive model of social identity formation

@article{Postmes2005SocialII,
  title={Social influence in small groups: An interactive model of social identity formation},
  author={T. Postmes and S. Haslam and Roderick I. Swaab},
  journal={European Review of Social Psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={1 - 42}
}
  • T. Postmes, S. Haslam, Roderick I. Swaab
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • European Review of Social Psychology
  • The present paper tries to overcome the dualism of group-level vs. individualistic analysis of small group processes, by presenting a model of social identity formation that incorporates factors at both levels of analysis as well as their interaction. On the basis of prior theorising in the social identity tradition and a programme of research spanning several interactive group research paradigms, we suggest that within small groups a social identity can operate as a contextual given, which… CONTINUE READING
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