Developing a Global Community: A Social Psychological Perspective

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Identity (Psychology), Group identity




Three social psychologists outline what they know about groups and personal identity as a basis for discussing some important aspects of the development of a global community.


This chapter is a revised version of a chapter entitled “ A Framework for thinking about Developing a Global Community,which appeared in P.T. Coleman and M. Deutsch (eds.), Psychological Components of Sustainable Peace, Peace Psychology Book Series, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-3555-6_16. © Springer

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For more about Dr. Deutsch, see Roberts, Sam. "Morton Deutsch, Conflict Resolution Expert, Dies at 97." The New York Times, March 23, 2017, p. B15. Online version here. See also Dr. Marcus and Dr. Deutsch's book with Dr. Coleman, The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice



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Deutsch, M., Marcus, E.C., & Brazaitis, S. (2015). Developing a Global Community: A Social Psychological Perspective. In M. Galluccio (ed). Handbook of International Negotiation: Interpersonal, Intercultural, and Diplomatic Perspectives. New York: Springer, 329-351. ISBN: 978-3319106861