The Importance of Cumulative Effects: A Neglected Emphasis of Sherif’s Work

  • Thomas F. Pettigrew


Both social psychological methods and theory fail to live up to the discipline’s high ambitions. Whether this situation is viewed as a “crisis” or just an embarrassment, there is general agreement that the field’s methods, models, and even approach to theory are in need of major reassessments.


Cumulative Effect Experimental Social Psychology Intergroup Contact Arbitrary Norm Contact Situation 
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