Deviance and dissent in groups

Jetten, Jolanda and Hornsey, Matthew J. (2014) Deviance and dissent in groups. Annual Review of Psychology, 65 461-485. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115151


Author Jetten, Jolanda
Hornsey, Matthew J.
Title Deviance and dissent in groups
Journal name Annual Review of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0066-4308
1545-2085
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115151
Open Access Status
Volume 65
Start page 461
End page 485
Total pages 26
Place of publication Palo Alto, United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Collection year 2014
Abstract Traditionally, group research has focused more on the motivations that make people conform than on the motivations and conditions underpinning deviance and dissent. This has led to a literature that focuses on the value that groups place on uniformity and paints a relatively dark picture of dissent and deviance: as reflections of a lack of group loyalty, as signs of disengagement, or as delinquent behavior. An alternative point of view, which has gained momentum in recent years, focuses on deviance and dissent as normal and healthy aspects of group life. In this review, we focus on the motivations that group members have to deviate and dissent, and the functional as well as the dysfunctional effects of deviance and dissent. In doing so we aim for a balanced and complete account of deviance and dissent, highlighting when such behaviors will be encouraged as well as when they will be punished. © Copyright
Keyword Black sheep effect
Group processes
Intragroup dynamics
Social identity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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