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1st Edition

Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion

ISBN 9780415651813
Published May 1, 2013 by Psychology Press
376 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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"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