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Social Identity Theory

  • By: Michael A. Hogg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Social identity theory, more accurately the social identity perspective or approach, is a social psychological theory of the self-concept, group membership, group behavior, and intergroup relations. Originating in the work of Henri Tajfel in the late 1960s and collaboration with John ...

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