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Group Dynamics and Social Cognition

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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

People’s cognitions or thoughts about a situation underlie many, if not most, of the findings related to group dynamics and to conflict resolution. This chapter reviews the main topics in these areas, highlighting the relevance of cognition, categorization, and also potential means of avoiding cognitive biases .

Keywords

Social cognition Group dynamics Thinking Physical background Personality Social influence Roles Relationships Leadership Social interaction Group decision-making Biases 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology Goldsmiths CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.NairobiKenya
  3. 3.Blaustein Institute for Desert Research Center for Desert ArchitectureBen-Gurion University NegevSede BoqerIsrael

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