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Muzafer Sherif (1313)

Experimental, general, history, psychology of women, society for the psychological study of social issues.
1906, Odmish, Izmir, Turkey
Short Biography
Muzafer Sherif (born Muzaffer Şerif Başoğlu; July 29, 1906 – October 16, 1988) was a Turkish-American social psychologist. He helped develop social judgment theory and realistic conflict theory. Sherif was a founder of modern social psychology, who ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BA International College Turkey, 1926
  • MA University of Istanbul, 1929
  • MA Harvard University, 1932
  • PhD Columbia University, 1935
Appointments & Honors
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, 1935-6
  • US State Department Fellow, 1945-7
  • Executive Committee, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 1960-2
  • APA Kurt Lewin Memorial Award, 1966
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1967
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Award, 1968
  • Distinguished Scientific Award, 1968
  • Distinguished Senior Social Psychologist Award, 1978
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 1978
  • Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology Award, Social Psychology Section, ASA, 1978
  • Fellow, APA Divisions 1, 9, 26, 35
  • Professor of Sociology and Director of Psycho-Social Studies Program (Emeritus), Pennsylvania State University
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Sociology, 1953-6
Principal Publications
  • 1936 Psychology of Social Norms. Harper (Octagon Books, 1965; Harper Torchbooks, 1966; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973).
  • 1948 The necessity of considering current issues as part and parcel of persistent major problems. International Journal of Opinion and Attitude Research, 2, 63-8.
  • 1952 A study in ego functioning: Elimination of stable anchorages in individual and group situations. Sociometry, 15, 272-305 (with O. J. Harvey).
  • 1954 Integrating field work and laboratory in small group research. American Sociological Review, 19, 759-71.
  • 1961 Conformity-deviation norms and group relations. In B. Bass and I. Berg (eds), Conformity and Deviation. Harper.
  • 1961 Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation: The Robbers Cave Experiment. Institute of Group Relations.
  • 1963 Social psychology: Problems and trends in interdisciplinary relations. In S. Koch (ed.), Psychology, a Study ofa Science, Vol 6. McGraw- Hill.
  • 1964 Reference Groups: An Exploration into Conformity and Deviation of Adolescents. Harper & Row.
  • 1965 Attitude and Attitude Change: The Social Judgment-Involvement Approach. Saunders (with C. W. Sherif and R. Nebergall).
  • 1965 The individual in his group in its setting: Parts I and II. In M. Sherif and C. W. Sherif (eds), Problems of Youth: Transition to Adulthood in a Changing World. Aldine (with C. W. Sherif).
  • 1965 Superordinate goals in the reduction of intergroup conflict: An experimental evaluation. In M. Schwebel (ed.), Behavioral Science and Human Survival. Science and Behavior Books.
  • 1966 In Common Predicament: Social Psychology ofIntergroup Conflict and Co-operation. Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1966 Theoretical analysis of the individual-group relationship in a social situation. In G. Di Renzo (ed.), Concepts, Theory and Explanation in the Social Sciences. Random House.
  • 1968 Self concept. In D. L. Sills, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Free Press.
  • 1968 If the social scientist is to be more than a mere technician. Kurt Lewin Memorial Address. Journal ofSocial Issues, 25, 41-61.