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The Interplay of Social Identity and Norm Psychology in the Evolution of Human Groups

Kish Bar-On, Kati and Lamm, Ehud (2022) The Interplay of Social Identity and Norm Psychology in the Evolution of Human Groups. [Preprint]

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Abstract

People’s attitudes towards social norms play a crucial role in understanding group behavior. Norm psychology accounts focus on processes of norm internalization that influence people’s norm following attitudes but pay considerably less attention to social identity and group identification processes. Social identity theory in contrast studies group identity but works with a relatively thin and instrumental notion of social norms. We argue that to best understand both sets of phenomena, it is important to integrate the insights of both approaches. Social status, social identity, and social norms are considered separate phenomena in evolutionary accounts. We discuss assumptions and views that support this separation, and suggest an integrated view of our own. We argue that we should be open to the early origins of human social complexity, and conjecture that the longer that the human social world involved multi-level societies the more probable it is that norm psychology and social identity interacted in rich ways.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Kish Bar-On, Katikatikish@gmail.com0000-0001-6867-3701
Lamm, Ehudehud.lamm@gmail.com
Keywords: Social identity; Norm psychology; Group Behaviour; internalization
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Dr. Kati Kish Bar-On
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 13:10
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 13:10
Item ID: 20731
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Cultural Evolution
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Social Psychology
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20731

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