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Individuals/Sherif: Carolyn), the individual should not be conceived in isolation from the rest of the world, but as interdependent with it, so that the individual ‘is not merely the recipient of sociocultural influences … [but] is an active participant in the reaction of social influences’ (Sherif and Sherif, 1969(1): 9). [Sherif] believed that ‘interpersonal relations occur within larger organized contexts, so that it is very difficult to consider other individuals as discrete social stimuli’ (1969(1): 15). Individual behaviour, while made possible only through individual minds, cannot be understood through analysis of those individual minds individually and removed from the social context. >Group behavior/Sherif.
1. Sherif, M. and Sherif, C.W. (1969) Social Psychology. New York: Harper & Row.
Michael W. Platow and John A. Hunter, „ Intergroup Relations and Conflicts. Revisiting Sherif’s Boys’ Camp studies“, in: Joanne R. Smith and S. Alexander Haslam (eds.) 2017. Social Psychology. Revisiting the Classic studies. London: Sage Publications_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
S. Alexander Haslam
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Social Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2017