Sources for Further Study

Brown, Rupert, ed. Group Processes: Dynamics Within and Between Groups. 2d rev. ed. New York: Basil Blackwell, 2000. This is a readable treatment of theories and research on group processes, with a particular emphasis on British and European contributions. A variety of compelling and relevant social issues are covered, such as social conformity, crowd behavior, group productivity, and ethnic prejudice.

Canetti, Elias. Crowds and Power. Translated by Carol Stewart. 1962. Reprint. New York: Noonday Press, 1998. This is a classic historical discussion of the effects of crowds on individuals and societies. Such avenues of group behavior are described as open and closed crowds, invisible crowds, baiting crowds, and feast crowds.

Forsyth, Donelson R. Group Dynamics. 3d ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 2000. This thorough volume provides access to a wide-ranging review of evidence regarding all aspects of group processes.

Mullen, Brian, and George R. Goethals, eds. Theories of Group Behavior. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1987. This comprehensive edited volume considers several theories of group behavior in order to expand fully on the phenomenon. Classic as well as modern and controversial theories are described by several of the social psychologists who originally formulated the accounts.

Turner, John C., et al. Rediscovering the Social Group: A Self-Categorization Theory. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1987. A sophisticated in-depth treatment of a new theory of behavior in groups. This theoretical approach integrates a vast amount of data and sets the stage for further research in group behavior.

Tara Anthony and Brian Mullen

See also: Affiliation and Friendship; Support Groups.

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