Henri Tajfel biography project

Tajfel's publications

During his life, Tajfel published seven books and over 95 articles and book chapters. There are two main strands in Tajfel’s intellectual corpus - social perception and intergroup relations – and so the bibliography below is organised along those lines, with a third section of miscellaneous publications and a fourth of radio broadcasts.

Henri Tajfel - Published work 1956 - 1986

Intergroup relations

 Tajfel, H. (1959). A note on Lambert's Evaluation reactions to spoken languages. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 13, 86-92.

 Tajfel, H. (1960). Nationalism in the modern world: The nation and the individual. The Listener, 63, No. 1624, 846-847.

 Tajfel, H. (1963). Stereotypes. Race, V, 3-14. Reprinted in J.O. Whittaker (Ed.), (1972). Recent discoveries in psychology. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders.

 Tajfel, H. (1964). Cognitive aspects of the development of nationalism. Proceedings of the XVth International Congress of Applied Psychology, Ljubljana.

 Tajfel, H., Sheikh, A. A., & Gardner, R. C. (1964). Content of stereotypes and the inference of similarity between members of stereotyped groups. Acta Psychologica. 22, 191-201.

 Jaspars, J. M. F., Van de Geer, J. P., Tajfel, H., & Johnson, N. B. (1965). On the development of national attitudes. University of Leiden, Institute of Psychology, Report 0l-65. Reprinted in European Journal of Social Psychology (1972), 2, 347-369.

 Tajfel, H. (1965). Some psychological aspects of the colour problem. Chapter 10 in Colour in Britain, pp. 127-137. London: BBC Publications.

 Tajfel, H. (1966). Children and foreigners. New Society, June, 30. Reprinted in A. Etzioni and M. Wenglinsky (Eds), (1970). War and its prevention. New York: Harper and Row.

 Tajfel, H. (1966). I pregiudizi di colore in Gran Bretagna: I'esperienza degli studenti d’Africa, d’Asia et delle Indie occidentali. Rivista di Sociologia, 3, 53-82.

 Tajfel, H. (1966). Co-operation between human groups. The Eugenics Review, 58, 77-84. Reprinted in Magyar Filozofiai Szemle (1967), 3.

 Tajfel, H. & Jahoda, G. (1966). Development in children of concepts and attitudes about their own and other nations: a cross-national study. Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Psychology, Moscow, Symposium 36, pp. 17-33. In translation in Ceskoslovenska Psychologie (1966), 11, 437-444.

 Simon, M. D., Tajfel, H., & Johnson, N. B. (1967). Wie erkennt man einen Österreicher? Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 19, 511-537.

 Tajfel, H. (1969). The formation of national attitudes: a social psychological perspective. In M. Sherif (Ed.), Interdisciplinary relationships in the social sciences. Chicago: Aldine, pp. 137-176

 Tajfel, H. (1969). Cognitive aspects of prejudice. Journal of Biosocial Sciences, 1, Suppl. Mon. No. 1, Biosocial aspects of race, pp. 173-191. Reprinted in Journal of Social Issues (1969), XXV (No. 4), 79-97; and in P. Watson (Ed.), (1973). Psychology and race. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

 Johnson. N. B., Middleton, M. & Tajfel, H. (1970). The relationship between children’s preferences for and knowledge about other nations. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 9, 232-240.

 Middleton, M., Tajfel, H. & Johnson, N. B. (1970). Cognitive and affective aspects of children’s national attitudes. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 9, 122-134.

 Tajfel, H. (1970). Aspects of national and ethnic loyalty. Social Science Information, IX (3), 119-144.

 Tajfel, H. (1970). Experiments in intergroup discrimination. Scientific American, 233 (5), 96-102. Reprinted in R. C. Atkinson (Ed.), (1971). Contemporary psychology. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman.

 Tajfel, H., Nemeth, C., Jahoda, G., Campbell, J. D. & Johnson, N. B. (1970). The development of children’s preferences for their own country: a cross-national study. International Journal of Psychology, 5, 245-253.

 Tajfel, H., Flament. C., Billig, M. G. & Bundy, R. P. (1971). Social categorization and intergroup behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1, 149-178.

 Tajfel, H. (1972). Vorurteil. In Lexikon der psychologie, Vol. 111. Freiburg: Verlag Herde.

 Tajfel, H., Jahoda, G., Nemeth, C., Rim, Y. & Johnson, N. B. (1972). Devaluation by children of their own national or ethnic group: Two case studies. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 11, 235-243.

 Jaspars, J. M. F., Van de Geer, J. P. & Tajfel, H. (1972). On the development of national attitudes in children. European Journal of Social Psychology, 2(4), 347-369.

 Billig, M. & Tajfel, H. (1973). Social categorization and similarity in intergroup behaviour. European Journal of Social Psychology, 3, 27-52.

 Bourhis, R. Y., Giles, H. & Tajfel, H. (1973). Language as a determinant of Welsh identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 3 (4), 447-460.

 Tajfel, H. (1974). Social Identity and intergroup behaviour. Social Science Information/Information sur les Sciences Sociales, 13 (2), Apr., 65 -93.

 Tajfel, H. & Billig, M. (1974). Familiarity and categorization in intergroup behaviour. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 10, 159-170.

 Tajfel, H. (1975). The exit of social mobility and the voice of social change: Notes on the social psychology of intergroup relations. Social Science Information/Information sur les Sciences Sociales, 14 (2), 101-118: Reprinted in Przeglad Psychologiczny (1979), 22(1), 17-38.

 Tajfel, H. (1976). Exit, voice and intergroup relations. In L. Strickland, F. Aboud & K. Gergen (Eds), Social psychology in transition. New York: Plenum Press.

 Tajfel, H. (1976). Against biologism. New Society, 37 (No. 721), 240-242.

 Tajfel, H. (1977). Human intergroup conflict: Useful and less useful forms of analysis. In M. von Cranach, K. Foppa, W. Lepenies & D. Ploog (Eds), (1979). Human ethology: The claims and limits of a new discipline. Proceedings of a Symposium held at the Werner-Reimers-Stiftung, Bad Homburg, October 1977. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 Bourhis. R. Y., Gadfield, N. J., Giles, H. & Tajfel. H. (1977). Context and ethnic humour in intergroup relations. In A. J. Chapman & H. C. Foot (Eds), It's a funny thing, humour. Oxford: Pergamon.

 Tajfel, H. (1978) The social psychology of minorities. London: Minority Rights Group, report no. 38.

 Tajfel, H. (Ed.) (1978). Differentiation between social groups: Studies in the social psychology of intergroup relations. London: Academic Press.

 Chapter 1 (H. Tajfel): Introduction.

 Chapter 2 (H. Tajfel): Interindividual behaviour and intergroup behaviour.

 Chapter 3 (H. Tajfel): Social categorization, social identity and social comparison.

 Chapter 4 (H. Tajfel): The achievement of group differentiation.

 Bourhis, R. Y., Giles, H., Leyens, J.-P., and Tajfel, H. (1979). Psycholinguistic distinctiveness: Language divergence in Belgium. In H. Giles and R. St. Clair (Eds), Language and social psychology. Oxford: Blackwell.

 Gadfield, N. J., Giles, H., Bourhis, R. Y. & Tajfel, H. (1979). Dynamics of humor in ethnic group relations. Ethnicity, 6, 373-382.

 Tajfel, H. & Turner, J.C. (1979). An integrative theory of intergroup conflict. In W. G. Austin & S. Worchel (Eds), The social psychology of intergroup relations. (pp. 33-47). Monterey, CA: Brooks Cole. Also revised as, The social identity theory of intergroup behaviour. In S. Worchel & W. G. Austin (Eds), (1986). Psychology of intergroup relations. (pp. 7-24). Chicago: Nelson Hall.

 Turner, J. C., Brown, R. J. & Tajfel, H. (1979). Social comparison and group interest in ingroup favouritism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 9, 187-204.

 Brown, R. J., Tajfel, H. & Turner, J. C. (1980). Minimal group situations and intergroup discrimination: Comments on the paper by Aschenbrenner and Schaefer. European Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 399-414.

 Tajfel, H. (1980). Experimental studies of intergroup behaviour. In M. Jeeves (Ed), Survey of psychology, No. III. London: George Allen and Unwin.

 Tajfel, H. (1981). Human groups and social categories: studies in social psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian translations: Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta; Lisbon: Livros Horizontos; Barcelona: Herder; and Bologna: Il Mulino.

 Tajfel, H. (1981), Social stereotypes and social groups. In J. Turner and H. Giles (Eds), (1981). Intergroup behaviour. (pp. 144-167). Blackwell: Oxford. Translated and reprinted in Tajfel, H. (1982). Stereotype spoleczne I grupy spoleczne. Social stereotypes and social groups. Studia Psychologisczne, 20 (2), 5-25,

 Vaughan, G. M., Tajfel, H. & Williams, J. (1981). Bias in reward allocation in an intergroup and an interpersonal context. Social Psychology Quarterly, 44, 37-42.

 Tajfel, H. (1982), Social psychology of intergroup relations. Annual Review of Psychology, 33, 1-39.

 Tajfel, H. (Ed.) (1982). Social identity and intergroup relations. London/New York: Cambridge University Press. Preface and Introduction: H. Tajfel. Chapter 16 H. Tajfel: Instrumentality, identity and social comparisons.

 Tajfel, H. (1983), Prejudice. In R. Harré & R. Lamb (Eds), The encyclopaedic dictionary of psychology. Oxford: Blackwell.

 Social perception and related topics

  Tajfel, H. (1957). Value and the perceptual judgement of magnitude. Psychological Review, 64, 192-204. Reprinted in M. D. Vernon (Ed.), (1966). Experiments in visual perception. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books; C. W. Backman and P. F. Secord (Eds), (1966). Problems in social psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill; G. Hunyady (Ed.), (1972). Szocialpszichologia. Budapest: Gondolat; J. R. Torregrosa (Ed.), (1973) Teoria e investigacion en la psicologia social actual. Madrid: Instituto de la Opinion Publica.

 Tajfel, H. (1959). Quantitative judgement in social perception. British Journal of Psychology, 50, 16-29. Abbreviated and translated in D. Jodelet, J. Viet & P. Besnard (1970). La psychologie sociale. Paris: Mouton.

 Tajfel, H. (1959). The anchoring effects of value in a scale of judgements. British Journal of Psychology, 50, 294-304.

 Tajfel, H. & Cawasjee, S. D. (1959). Value and the accentuation of judged differences. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 59, 436-439.

 Tajfel, H. (1962). Social perception. Chapter 1 in G. Humphrey and M. Argyle (eds), Social psychology through experiment. (pp. 20-54). London: Methuen.

 Tajfel, H. & Wilkes, A. L. (1963). Classification and quantitative judgment. British Journal of Psychology, 54, 101-114.

 Tajfel, H. & Winter, D. G. (1963). The interdependence of size, number and value in young children’s estimates of magnitude. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 102, 115-124. Reprinted in F. Dambrot, A. Friedman & J. A. Popplestone (1965). Readings for general psychology. Wm. C. Brown Book Co.

 Tajfel, H. (1964). Human “judgment” in the laboratory. Categories and Stereotypes. Common factor. 1, 1.

 Tajfel, H. (1964). Bias in judgment. New Society, 4, 11-12.  

 Tajfel, H., Everstine, L. & Richardson, A, (1964) Individual judgment consistencies in conditions of risk taking, Journal of Personality, 32, 550-565.

 Tajfel, H., Richardson, A. & Everstine, L. (1964). Individual consistencies in categorizing: a study of judgmental behaviour. Journal of Personality, 32, 90-108. Reprinted in P. B. Warr (Ed.), (1970). Thought and personality. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.

 Tajfel, H., and Wilkes, A. L. (1964). Salience of attributes and commitment to extreme judgments in the perception of people. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2, 40-49.

 Bruner, J. S., and Tajfel, H. (1965). Width of category and concept differentiation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2, 261-264, 266-267.

 Tajfel, H. (1966). Study of cognitive and affective attitudes, final report. Grant AF-EOAR 64-59.

 Tajfel, H. (1966). The nature of information in social influence: an unexplored methodological problem. Proceedings of the XVIIIth International Congress of Psychology, Moscow, Symposium 34, 50-57,

 Tajfel, H. & Bruner, J. S. (1966). The relation between breadth of category and decision time. British Journal of Psychology, 57, 71-75.

 Wilkes, A. L. & Tajfel, H. (1966). Types de classification et importance du contraste relatif. Bulletin de C.E.R.P., 15, 71-81.

 Tajfel, H. (1968 ). Social perception. In International encyclopaedia of the social sciences. Vol. XI, 567-575.

 Tajfel, H. (1969). Social and cultural factors in perception. Chapter in G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds), Handbook of social psychology, Vol. III, 2nd edn. Cambridge, MA: Addison-Wesley, (pp. 315-394).

 Tajfel, H. (1972). La catégorisation sociale. In S. Moscovici (Ed.), Introduction à la psychologie sociale. Paris: Larousse (Translation).

 Tajfel, H. (1976). Social psychology and social processes/La Psicologia sociale e i processi sociali. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 3(2), 189-221. Reprinted in A. Palmonari (Ed.), (1976). Problemi attuali della psicologia sociale. Bologna: Il Mulino.

 Tajfel, H. & Forgas, J. P. (1981). Social categorization: Cognition, values and groups. In J. P. Forgas (Ed.), Social cognition: Perspectives on everyday understanding. European Monographs in Social Psychology, No. 26. London: Academic Press.

 Other Publications

 Tajfel, H. (1956) Guide for the Psychologist – French. Fontaine, C. G.  British Journal of Psychology, 47, 237. (book review).

 Tajfel, H. (1956) Perception. Symposium of the Association de Psychologie Scientifique de Langue Française. British Journal of Psychology, 47, 232-233. (book review).

 Peters, R. S. & Tajfel, H. (1957). Hobbes and Hull-metaphysicians of behaviour. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, VIII, 30-44. Reprinted in L. I. Krunerman (Ed.), (1969). The nature and scope of social science. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; and M. Cranston and R.S. Peters (Eds.), (1972). Hobbes and Rousseau: A collection of critical essays. New York: Doubleday.

Tajfel, H. (1958) The teaching of psychology in social science courses. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 24, 23-28.

 Bruner, J. S. & Tajfel, H. (1961). Cognitive risk and environmental change. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 61, 231-241. Reprinted in R. J. C. Harper, C. C. Anderson & S. M. Hunka (Eds), (1964). The cognitive processes, NJ: Prentice-Hall and J. C. Mancuso (Ed.), 1970. Readings for a cognitive theory of personality. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

 Tajfel, H. (1964). Problems of international co-operation in social psychological research concerned with new and developing countries. Mimeo Report, US Airforce, 1-91.

 Tajfel, H. (1964). Dei Entstehung der kognitiven und affektiven Einstellungen. In Vorurteile: Ihre Eforschung und ihre Bekaempfung. Politische Psychologie, Band 3. Europaeische Veranstaltung, Frankfurt a.M., 1964, Reprinted in Tajfel. H. (1987). The formation of cognitive and affective attitudes. In Werner Bergmann (Ed.), Error without trial: Psychological research on antisemitism, Vol. 2. Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 542-546.

 Tajfel, H. (1965) European Association for the Advancement of Experimental Social Psychology. Social Science Information, 4, 190-192.

 Tajfel, H. & Dawson, J. K. (Eds.) (1965).Disappointed guests: essays by African, Asian and West Indian students. Oxford University Press. Preface and Epilogue by H. Tajfel & J. L. Dawson.

 Tajfel, H. (1965). European Association for the Advancement of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Science Information, 4, 190-192.

 Tajfel, H. (1966). International co-operation in social Psychology: Some problems and possibilities. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 19, 29-36.

 Tajfel, H. (1968). G.W. Allport: obituary. British Journal of Psychology, 59, 103-104.

 Tajfel, H. (1968). Second thoughts about cross-cultural research and International relations. International Journal of Psychology, 213--219.

 Tajfel, H. (1971) Research collaboration in Europe. Social Science Research Council Newsletter, 12, 13.

 Eiser, J. R., and Tajfel, H. (1972). Acquisition of information in dyadic interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 23(2), 340-345.  

 Israel, J. & Tajfel, H. (1972). The context of social psychology: A critical assessment. London/New York: Academic Press.

 Tajfel, H. (1972) Experiments in a vacuum. In, Israel, J. & Tajfel, H. (Eds) The context of social psychology: A critical assessment. (pp. 69-119). London/New York: Academic Press.

 Tajfel, H. (1972). Some developments in European social psychology. European Journal of Social Psychology, 2(3), 307-321.

 Hoffman, S., Leontief, W. & Tajfel, H. (1975). Book II in Social sciences policy, France. Paris: O.E.C.D. (Published simultaneously in French).

 Tajfel, H. (1975) Tajfel takes a turn. Contemporary Psychology, 20, 78-79.

 Tajfel, H. (1975) Shaver’s view….not a serious analysis. Contemporary Psychology, 20, 264-265.

 Tajfel, H. & Moscovici, S. (1976). The renaissance of old myths in social psychology. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie (in German translation), 7, 292-297.

 Tajfel, H. (1977). Social psychology and social reality. New Society, 39, 757, 31 Mar, 653-654.

 Strickland, L. H., Aboud, F., Gergen, K., Jahoda, G. & Tajfel, H. (1977) General theory in social psychology. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2, 148-153.

 Tajfel, H (1977). Social psychology In A. Bullock & O Stalleybrass (Eds), The Fontana dictionary of modern thought. London: Fontana and New York: Harper. 

 Tajfel, H., and Fraser, C. (Eds) (1978). Introducing social psychology: An analysis of individual reaction and response. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Reprinted in 1987.

Chapter 1 (H. Tajfel and C. Fraser): Social psychology as social science.

Chapter 12 (H. Tajfel): The structure of our views about society.

Chapter 16 (H. Tajfel): Intergroup behaviour: I. Individualistic perspectives.

Chapter 17 (H. Tajfel): Intergroup behaviour: II. Group perspectives.

 Tajfel, H. (1979). Individuals and groups in social psychology. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 18, 183-190.

 Tajfel, H. (1980). Nachwort zur Neuauflage. (Foreword; German translation.) In Fritz Bernstein (Ed.), Der Antisemitismus als Gruppenerscheinung: Versuch einer Sociologie des Judenhasses, Königstein/Taunus: Jüdischer Verlag im Athenäum Verlag. (First edition 1926).

 Tajfel, H. (1980). The “New Look” and social differentiations: A semi-Brunerian perspective. In D. Olson (Ed.), The social foundations of language and thought: Essays in honor of J. S. Bruner. New York: Norton.

 Tajfel, H. (1982). Social justice in social psychology. In Paul Fraisse (Ed.), La psychologie du futur. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

 Tajfel, H. (Ed.) (1984). The social dimension: European developments in social psychology, 2 Vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 Chapter 1 (H. Tajfel, J. Jaspars and C. Fraser): The social dimension in European social psychology.

 Chapter 33 (H. Tajfel): Intergroup relations, social myths and social justice in social psychology.  

 Radio broadcasts

 Tajfel, H. (1960) The Nation and the Individual. BBC General Overseas Service, May 1960.

 Tajfel, H. (1962) As Like as Not. BBC Third Programme, November 7, 1962.

 Tajfel, H. (1962) Similarity and dissimilarity. BBC, August 1962.