Group Cohesiveness: A Critical Review and Some New Directions

Hogg M.A. (1993) Group Cohesiveness: A Critical Review and Some New Directions. European Review of Social Psychology, 4 1: 85-111. doi:10.1080/14792779343000031

Author Hogg M.A.
Title Group Cohesiveness: A Critical Review and Some New Directions
Journal name European Review of Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-277X
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14792779343000031
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 85
End page 111
Total pages 27
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Since its introduction in the early 1950s the concept of group cohesiveness has been modified so that it now accounts for the social group largely in terms of interpersonal attraction. Although widely criticized and no longer a major focus of mainstream social psychological research, group cohesiveness remains an important concept in applied social psychology. This chapter summarizes the still unresolved conceptual controversies surrounding group cohesiveness. It is argued that the chief problem with group cohesiveness is that it is a reductionist concept. The major part of the chapter proposes and evaluates a new, non-reductionist perspective—that of social identity and self-categorization—on cohesiveness.
Q-Index Code C1
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