Psychology of Nationalism in Foreign Research



The paper reviews foreign psychological studies on the issues of nationalism. It traces the emergence of the term in psychological studies, describes the approaches to nationalism developed within political and social psychology, and outlines the most important research outcomes. As it is revealed, the main research pattern in modern studies of nationalism is the exploration of its relationship with patriotism.

General Information

Keywords: nationalism, patriotism, in-group favoritism, out-group discrimination, social identity

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Khukhlaev O.E. Psychology of Nationalism in Foreign Research. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2012. Vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 15–29. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Oleg E. Khukhlaev, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Acre, Israel, ORCID:, e-mail:



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