Towards a single-process uncertainty-reduction model of social motivation in groups

  • Hogg M
  • Abrams D
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(from the chapter) present a model of social motivation in groups--a distinctly group-motivational model / begin by identifying some general features of motivational concepts in psychology / review common social motivational constructs invoked by social psychology / show that just as there is a dual-process dependency model of social influence in groups, social motivational concepts may also reflect a dual-process model of social motivation in which people are driven to seek social approval and positive evaluation or to seek valid knowledge about reality / argue that this model [of social motivation] is reductionist because it is all about interpersonal dependence rather than group belongingness /// propose a single-process subjective uncertainty-reduction model of group motivation / this model is based on, and is a development of, self-categorization theory and social identity theory (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • *Motivation
  • *Social Groups
  • *Uncertainty
  • 30
  • 3000
  • 3000 Social Psychology
  • Classification Cognitive Process
  • Human
  • Social Identity
  • Theories

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