Paper delivered by the first author at the fifth conference of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Leuven, April 4–8, 1972.
The categorisation process in intergroup relations†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
Copyright © 1973 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 145–157, April/June 1973
How to Cite
Doise, W. and Sinclair, A. (1973), The categorisation process in intergroup relations. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 3: 145–157. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2420030204
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
In the first two parts of the paper a distinction is made between a ‚conflict or convergence of interests' approach (Sherif) and a ‚categorisation' approach (Tajfel) in the area of the experimental study of intergroup relations. Some recent experimental findings are mentioned, and a theoretical development of the categorisation approach is proposed. In the third part a new experiment illustrating the relevance of the categorisation approach is described.