1st Edition

Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion

Edited By Dominic Abrams, Michael A. Hogg, José M. Marques Copyright 2004
    374 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    376 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    376 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    This book is about the social psychological dynamics and phenomenology of social inclusion and exclusion. The editors take as their starting point the assumption that social life is conducted in a framework of relationships in which individuals seek inclusion and belongingness. Relationships necessarily include others, but equally they have boundaries that exclude. Frequently these boundaries are challenged or crossed. The book will draw together research on individual motivation, small group processes, stigmatization and intergroup relations, to provide a comprehensive social psychological account of social inclusion and exclusion.


    Chapter 1. A Social Psychological Framework for Understanding Social Inclusion and Exclusion
    Dominic Abrams, Michael A. Hogg and José M. Marques

    Chapter 2. Social Exclusion Increases Aggression and Self-defeating Behavior while Reducing Intelligent Thought and Prosocial Behavior
    Jean M. Twenge and Roy F. Baumeister
    Chapter 3. Reacting to Ostracism: Retaliation or Reconciliation?
    Kipling D. Williams and Cassandra L. Govan
    Chapter 4. Stigma and Social Exclusion
    Brenda Major and Collette P. Eccleston
    Chapter 5. The Role of Exclusion in Maintaining Ingroup Inclusion
    Cynthia L. Pickett and Marilynn B. Brewer
    Chapter 6. Exclusion of the Self by Close Others and by Groups: Implications of the Self-Expansion Model
    Tracy McGlaughlin-Volpe, Art Aron, Stephen C. Wright and Gary W. Lewandowski Jr.

    Chapter 7. Managing Group Composition: Inclusive and Exclusive Role Transitions
    John M. Levine, Richard L. Moreland, and Leslie R. M. Hausmann
    Chapter 8. When Bad Becomes Good (and Vice Versa): Why Social Exclusion Is Not Based on Difference
    Dominic Abrams, Georgina Randsley de Moura, Paul Hutchison and G.Tendayi Viki
    Chapter 9. Fringe Dwellers: Processes of Deviance and Marginalization in Groups Michael A. Hogg and Kelly S. Fielding and John Darley
    Chapter 10. Delinquency: Cause or consequence of social exclusion?
    Nicholas Emler and Stephen Reicher

    Chapter 11. Social Inclusion and Exclusion: Recategorization and the Perception of Intergroup Boundaries
    John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Gordon Hodson, Melissa A. Houlette and Kelly M. Johnson
    Chapter 12. Intergroup Contact in a Divided Society: Challenging Segregation in Northern Ireland
    Miles Hewstone, Ed Cairns, Alberto Voci, Stefania Paolini, Frances McLernon, Richard J. Crisp, Ulrike, Niens and Jean Craig
    Chapter 13. Cognitive Representations and Exclusion of Immigrants: Why Red-Nosed Reindeer Don't Play Games
    Diana R. Rice and Brian Mullen
    Chapter 14. Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration: The Role of National and International Identity
    Victoria M. Esses, John F. Dovidio, Antoinette Semenya and Lynne M. Jackson

    Author Index
    Subject Index


    Michael A. Hogg, Dominic Abrams, José M. Marques

    "This volume spans the full range from global to personal analysis of people in the process of including and excluding each other. The editors have assembled an impressive array of experts who shed light on people in (and out) of groups. Policy implications leap out from every chapter. A crucial book for all of us concerned with the current, unprecedented intergroup challenges to the human social condition." - Susan T. Fiske, Princeton University

    "The Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion is an important and timely publication. With 14 pointed chapters written by leading social psychologists, this edited volume provides a summary of where the intergroup field stands at present. I especially like the focus on social inclusion and exclusion at all three levels of analysis – micro-individual, meso-group, and macro-societal. Thus, this volume covers the effects of exclusion from laboratory studies on individuals to survey studies of Northern Ireland. In short, this volume can be highly recommended for all who are concerned with intergroup phenomena." - Thomas F. Pettigrew, University of California at Santa Cruz