Presentation on theme: "The Psychology of Good Relations Steve Reicher EHRC, Glasgow 8 th November 2012."— Presentation transcript:
The Psychology of Good Relations Steve Reicher EHRC, Glasgow 8 th November 2012
Q: What does a Hindu festival in Northern India have to do with good relations in Scotland? A: Shared social identity: A sense of us
He who sees all beings in his own self And sees his own self in all beings. He does not hate anyone thereafter.
The Consequences of Shared Social Identity Consensus Trust Closeness Solidarity Support Organisation Empowerment Well-being
Manchester United Condition No Yes No Football fan Condition Yes No … and another
Defining the nation Latané & Darley (1968): epileptic fit Scotland defined ethnically (to do with heritage): helping low Scotland deined civically (to do with commitment): helping high
We see diversity as a strength, not a weakness of Scotland and our ambition is to see the cause of Scotland argued with English, French, Irish, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese and every other accent in the rich tapestry of what we should be proud to call, in the words of Willie McIlvanney the mongrel nation of Scotland Explicit Definitions