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Prospects for Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Research: A Review of 70 Years' Progress


Randsley de Moura, Georgina; Leader, Tirza; Pelletier, Joseph; Abrams, Dominic


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Abstract Three archival analyses are presented substantially extending empirical reviews of the progress of group-related research. First, an analysis of social psychological research from 1935 to 2007 (cf. Abrams & Hogg, 1998) showed that group-related research has a steadily increasing proportion of titles in the principal journals and currently accounts for over a sixth of all the research in our list of social psychological journals. Second, analysis of the most cited papers from a set of principal social psychology journals from 1998 to 2007 showed that a third of high-impact articles in social psychology focus on groups. Third, analysis of the content of two major specialist journals in the field, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations and Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, showed that together these journals cover a broad range of group-related research, and that the only keyword common to both journals was social identity. These findings demonstrate the health and major contributions of research into group processes and intergroup relations to social psychology as a whole.
Freie Schlagwörter empirical review; group dynamics; group processes; group-related research; intergroup relations; research development;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 575-596
Zeitschriftentitel Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 11 (2008) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430208095406
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)