The context and content of social identity threat

  • Branscombe N
  • Ellemers N
  • Spears R
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Abstract

(From the chapter) Distinguishes between 4 different types of social identity threat that can be experienced (categorization threat, distinctiveness threat, threats to the value of social identity, and acceptance threat). Within this classification scheme, the authors describe the most common social contexts in which each kind of threat is likely to be encountered or induced, and how the content of the resulting social identity determines the nature of this threat. The authors argue that different classes of response are likely to be exhibited by people who vary in the degree to which they feel committed to a particular group. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA

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Authors

  • Nyla R Branscombe

  • Naomi Ellemers

  • Russell Spears

  • Bertjan Doosje

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