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Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion

1st Edition

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

Psychology Press

376 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

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

Author Index

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology