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Categorization in Social Psychology - Craig McGarty

Categorization in Social Psychology

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780761959540
Number Of Pages: 320

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Categorization in Social Psychology offers a major introduction to the study of categorization, looking especially at links between categorization in cognitive and social psychology.

In a highly readable and accessible style, the author covers all the main approaches to categorization in social psychology that a student might come across, including: biased stimulus processing, construct actviation, self-categorization, explanation-based, social judgeability and assimilation//contrast approaches. It is a wide-ranging and up-to-date treatment of concepts from cognitive as well as social psychology.

Cognitive and Social Psychological Approaches to Categorization
Some Starting Assumptions
Perceivers' Perspectives and Social Consensus
Categorization and Cognition I
Introducing Category Function and Structure
Categorizationand Cognition II
Category Learning, Formation and Use
The Categorization Process in Social Psychology I
Biased Stimulus Processing and Knowledge Activation
Categorization as Meaning Creation I
Self-Categorization Theory and Some Other Developments
Categorization as Meaning Creation II
Other Sense-Making Approaches
Contrasting Perspectives on Motivated Relative Perception
Some Explorations in Social Categorization
Group Variability and Consistency
The Constraints of the Social Context on Categorization
Categorization, Covariation and Causal Explanation
Categorization as Explanation
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ISBN: 9780761959540
ISBN-10: 0761959548
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.9  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53