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The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Social Identity Theory
Social identity theory
Abstract

Social identity theory is a “grand” theory. Its core premise is that in many social situations people think of themselves and others as group members, rather than as unique individuals. The theory argues that social identity underpins intergroup behavior and sees this as qualitatively distinct from interpersonal behavior. ...

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