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ERIC Number: EJ815781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Strategies for Transforming the Possible Negative Effects of Group Diversity
Cunningham, George B.
Quest, v56 n4 p421-438 Nov 2004
While there are many benefits of group diversity, research has indicated that negative effects are also present. Drawing from the social psychology literature, the purpose of this paper is to outline strategies aimed at transforming the negative effects of group diversity: mutual intergroup differentiation, decategorization, and recategorization. Examples for implementing each strategy are provided. An integrated model encompassing all three perspectives is also presented. Finally, conceptual considerations and directions for future research are offered. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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