John Turner (psychologist)

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John Charles Turner (September 7, 1947 – July 24, 2011)[1] was a British social psychologist who, along with colleagues, developed the self-categorization theory. Amongst other things the theory states that the self is not a foundational aspect of cognition, but rather that the self is an outcome of cognitive processes and an interaction between the person and the social context.[2] Self categorization theory was developed as a companion theory to the Social identity theory,[3] and the two theories taken together are known as the social identity approach.

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  1. ^ John Turner obituary
  2. ^ Turner, John C.; Hogg, Michael A.; Oakes, Penelope J.; Reicher, Stephen D.; Wetherell, Margaret S. (1987) Rediscovering the social group: A self-categorization theory. Cambridge, MA, US: Basil Blackwell.
  3. ^ Tajfel, H. & Turner, J. C. (1979). An Integrative Theory of Intergroup Conflict. In W. G. Austin & S. Worchel (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations. Monterey, CA: Brooks-Cole

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