Dissent and deviance in intergroup contexts

Hornsey, Matthew J. (2016) Dissent and deviance in intergroup contexts. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.03.006

Author Hornsey, Matthew J.
Title Dissent and deviance in intergroup contexts
Journal name Current Opinion in Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2352-250X
Publication date 2016-10-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.copsyc.2016.03.006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 11
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Deviance and dissent have different meanings and consequences depending on whether they occur in an intragroup or an intergroup context. This paper reviews literature showing how the intergroup context triggers reputational and self-definitional concerns, and how these concerns influence evaluations of, and willingness to engage in, deviance and dissent. Much of the literature highlights the tendency for people to inhibit deviance and dissent when it is visible to outsiders, or when it takes place in the context of an intergroup competition for status. However, under certain circumstances, deviance and dissent can be constructive in terms of calling attention to group norms, increasing distinctiveness, triggering reform, and promoting a healthy and smart group culture.
Keyword Dissent
Intergroup contexts
Group norms
Group culture
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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