The dominance of the individual in intergroup relations research: Understanding social change requires psychological theories of collective and structural phenomena

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Abstract

Dixon et al. suggest that the psychological literature on intergroup relations should shift from theorizing prejudice reduction to social change. A focus on social change exposes the importance of psychological theories involving collective phenomena like social norms and institutions. Individuals' attitudes and emotions may follow, rather than cause, changes in social norms and institutional arrangements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-444
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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