Culture and Group Processes

ISBN : 9780199985463

Masaki Yuki; Marilynn B. Brewer
288 Pages
161 x 238 mm
Pub date
Nov 2013
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Human beings are adapted for group living. Groups have a wide range of adaptive functions for individuals, including both material benefits of mutual aid and collective action, and subjective psychological benefits of affiliation and social identity. Recent development of cultural psychology, however, has uncovered that culture plays crucial roles in group processes: patterns of group behavior and underlying psychological processes are shaped within specific cultural contexts, and cultures emerge in group-based interactions. Culture and Group Processes, the inaugural volume of the Frontiers of Culture and Psychology series, is the first edited book on this rapidly emerging research topic. The eleven chapters included in this volume, all authored by distinguished scientists in the field, reveal the role of culture in group perceptions, social identity, group dynamics, identity negotiation, teamwork, intergroup relations, and intergroup communication, as well as the joint effect of cultural and group processes in interpersonal trust and creativity.


Table of Contents
Foreword: Series Editors
Chapter 1. Culture and Group Processes: Defining the Intersection
Marilynn B. Brewer and Masaki Yuki
Part I. Culture and Basic Group Processes
Chapter 2. Essentialism and Entitativity Across Cultures
Nick Haslam, Elise Holland, and Minoru Karasawa
Chapter 3. Intergroup Comparison and Intragroup Relationships: Group processes in the cultures of individualism and collectivism
Masaki Yuki and Kosuke Takamura
Chapter 4. A Knowledge-based Account of Cultural Identification: The Role of Intersubjective Representations
Ching Wan and Jia Yu
Chapter 5. Culture, Group Processes and Trust
Letty Y-Y. Kwan and Ying-yi Hong
Part II. Culture and Intragroup Processes
Chapter 6. Outlier Nation: The Cultural Psychology of American Workways
Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Eric Luis Uhlmann
Chapter 7. Culture, Group Processes, and Creativity
Chenchen Li, Letty Kwan, Shyhnan Liou, and Chi-Yue Chiu
Chapter 8. How Does Culture Matter? A Contextual View of Intercultural Interaction in Groups
Mary E. Zellner-Bruhn and Cristina B. Gibson
Chapter 9. Unpacking Four Forms of Third Culture in Multicultural Teams
Wendi Adair and Omar Ganai
Part III. Culture and Intergroup Processes
Chapter 10. Culture and Intergroup Communication
Kimberly A. Noels
Chapter 11. Culture, Group Entitativity and Contagion of Conflict
Tiane Lee, Michele Gelfand, and Garriy Shteynberg

About the author: 

Masaki Yuki, is a professor of the Department of Behavioral Science and the Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences at Hokkaido University. His current research interest centers around how structure of social ecology affects a broad range of psychological and behavioral tendencies of people who reside there, including self-evaluation, happiness, interpersonal behaviors, and inter- and intra-group behaviors. Marilynn B. Brewer received her doctoral degree from Northwestern University in the U.S. in 1968 and over the course of her academic career has been a member of the faculty of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Ohio State University. She is Professor Emeritus from the Ohio State University and a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales.

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