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Inter-group Play and Symbols of a Mass Event at the World Cup in Football 2006
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2009 (English)In: Dynamics Within and Outside the Lab: Procedings from the 6th GRASP conference, Lund University, May 2008 / [ed] Stefan Jern, Johan Näslund, Lund: Lunds universitet , 2009, 111-130 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this article we will describe group behaviour out from three different theoretical perspectives: Social psychology concepts and symbol theory are used to explain intergroup behaviour and behaviours within a group. In addition we apply a psychological theory in order to describe processes within the individual group member, which precede and are related to specific group behaviours. This includes the abilities of mental space and play. These capacities are corner stones in identity development processes. Symbolic play, an intermediate space, neither tallying the outside world nor the inside world is another condition for peaceful interactions with others. We try to apply these theories, developed with respect to the individual, in order to expand their ambit to group processes, creating a multi dimensional picture of group processes.

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Lund: Lunds universitet , 2009. 111-130 p.
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mass events, symbol, symbolic activity, play, transitional space
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-35187ISBN: 978-91-7393-631-6OAI: diva2:286588
6th GRASP Conference 2008
Available from: 2010-01-14 Created: 2010-01-14

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