Psychology and Brain Sciences | Group Processes
P721 | 28349 | Smith, E.


Covers theory and research on group processes and intergroup
relations.

Topics include:

Group problem-solving and decision-making Information sharing in
groups; transactive memory and distributed cognition

Social influence; majority and minority influence Leadership Groups
and the collective self; social identity and self-categorization
theory; optimal distinctiveness theory Membership in negative
(stigmatized) groups and its effects Intergroup conflict

Group stereotypes and group-based emotions Conflict reduction;
intergroup contact; recategorization and decategorization

Additional topics may be covered depending on student interests.