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Dr Herb Blumberg

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PositionReader emeritus
Department Psychology
Email h.blumberg (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5174
Dr Herb Blumberg

BA PhD CPsychol AFBPsS ILTM

Small groups and social cognition; peace psychology; social research methods

I have been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Visiting Professor at Haverford College. I am Bibliographer and Review Editor for Peace and Conflict, journal of the Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and also of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence.

I have authored or co-authored about 50 articles in social psychology and research methods and have co-authored or co-edited several books on non-violent conflict resolution (relating largely to peace and to civil rights) and on small groups. My earlier articles - for example, "On being liked more than you like", published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology - focused on social cognition. My interests gradually shifted to various topics in group dynamics and then to a combined focus on cognitive facets of social interaction. Data that I am currently analysing deal (among other things) with everyday conflict and informal communication.

Research Interests

My research interests are mainly in social psychology - cognitive and behavioural aspects of small groups, social issues, and conflict resolution. I have co-authored - with Paul Hare, Martin Davies, and Valerie Kent - two volumes of a new handbook on small group research; and I continue to follow up the represented topics, which cover recent work on relevant aspects of the physical environment, personality and social characteristics, social influence, roles, leadership, social interaction, social cognition, conflict resolution, the group and the organization, and intergroup relations.

Publications

Book

Small Group Research: Basic Issues
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Hare, Paul A.; Kent, Valerie M. and Davies, Martin F.. 2009. Small Group Research: Basic Issues. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03910-517-5

Book Section

Mindfulness
Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2009. Mindfulness. In: D. J. Christie and C. Montiel, eds. Encyclopedia of peace psychology. Wiley-Blackwell.

Article

Cross-ethnic friendships, psychological well-being, and academic outcomes: Study of South Asian and White children in the UK
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Kumashiro, Madoka; Rutland, Adam; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2017. Cross-ethnic friendships, psychological well-being, and academic outcomes: Study of South Asian and White children in the UK. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14, pp. 190-205. ISSN 1740-5629

Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Zeligman, Ruth; Appel, Liat and Tibon-Czopp, Shira. 2017. Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 9(1), pp. 13-23. ISSN 1759-6599

Cross-ethnic friendships: Are they really rare? Evidence from secondary schools around London
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Kumashiro, Madoka; Smith, Peter K.; Blumberg, Herbert H. and Rutland, Adam. 2014. Cross-ethnic friendships: Are they really rare? Evidence from secondary schools around London. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 41, pp. 125-137. ISSN 0147-1767

Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context?
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Rutland, Adam; Kumashiro, Madoka; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2014. Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(1), pp. 107-115. ISSN 0261-510X

Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context?
Bagci, Sabahat C.; Rutland, Adam; Kumashiro, Madoka; Smith, Peter K. and Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2014. Are minority status children's cross-ethnic friendships beneficial in a multiethnic context? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(1), pp. 107-115. ISSN 0261510X

Other

Tables to accompany "Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war" Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research(for 2016)
Blumberg, Herbert H.; Zeligman, Ruth; Appel, Liat and Shira, Tibon-Czopp. 2016. Tables to accompany "Personality dimensions and attitudes towards peace and war" Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research(for 2016). Emerald GroupPublishing, Bingley, England.

Psychology and Conservation Conflicts: Classified Bibliography of Special Topics
Blumberg, Herbert H.. 2013. Psychology and Conservation Conflicts: Classified Bibliography of Special Topics. (not applicable).