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Herb Blumberg

Reader emeritus
Goldsmiths University of London
United States Minor Outlying Islands

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 Interest

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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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