Social identification processes, group dynamics and the behaviour of combatants

In this article, respect for international humanitarian law among combatants is considered from a social psychological perspective. The authors argue that group identities are particularly salient in combat situations, and that they have a profound influence on combatants' decisions to respect or violate international humanitarian law.

About the author

Emanuele Castano
The New School

Professor and Chair of Psychology, New School for Social Research