2. Self-Uncertainty, Social Identity, and the Solace of Extremism

  1. Michael A. Hogg PhD1 and
  2. Danielle L. Blaylock PhD2,3
  1. Michael A. Hogg PhD

Published Online: 24 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344073.ch2

Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty

Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty

How to Cite

Hogg, M. A. (2011) Self-Uncertainty, Social Identity, and the Solace of Extremism, in Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty (eds M. A. Hogg and D. L. Blaylock), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344073.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Claremont Graduate University, USA

  2. 2

    Queens University Belfast, UK

  3. 3

    University of St Andrews, UK

Author Information

  1. Claremont Graduate University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331288

Online ISBN: 9781444344073

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Keywords:

  • self-uncertainty;
  • symbolic communication;
  • social identity;
  • group identification;
  • self-categorization;
  • uncertainty-identity theory;
  • postmodern paradox;
  • group prototype;
  • high entitativity groups;
  • solace of extremism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Uncertainty

  • Self-Categorization and Group Identification

  • Entitativity

  • Extremism

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References