Collective Consciousness in Psychology

  • Alexandra Walker


This chapter provides an overview of the seminal works on collective consciousness in social psychology and Jungian (analytical) psychology. The two theories that are most relevant to understanding the collective self in social psychology are social identity theory and social categorisation theory. The chapter refers particularly to the work of Tajfel, Turner, Hofstede, Inglehart, and Jung.


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  • Alexandra Walker
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  1. 1.Centre for Social ImpactUNSW AustraliaSydneyAustralia

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