A social psychology of national and international group relations

John F. Dovidio, Geoffrey Maruyama, Michele G. Alexander

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This concluding article provides a framework for a social psychological analysis of intergroup conflict and conflict resolution. The framework highlights the individual and intergroup factors that shape the nature of perceptions of intergroup relations and group representations, and describes how these perceptions lead to cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses toward groups. Included in the framework are the metatheoretical, theoretical, and practical contributions of the articles in this issue toward understanding intergroup relations. The potential and responsibility of social psychologists to move beyond the laboratory to applied national and international issues is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-846
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Social Issues
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998


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