The Effects of Exclusion and Reintegration on the Evaluation of Deviant Opinion Holders

Chan, Marc K. H., Louis, Winnifred R. and Hornsey, Matthew J. (2009) The Effects of Exclusion and Reintegration on the Evaluation of Deviant Opinion Holders. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35 12: 1619-1631. doi:10.1177/0146167209346972

Author Chan, Marc K. H.
Louis, Winnifred R.
Hornsey, Matthew J.
Title The Effects of Exclusion and Reintegration on the Evaluation of Deviant Opinion Holders
Journal name Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-1672
Publication date 2009-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0146167209346972
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 35
Issue 12
Start page 1619
End page 1631
Total pages 13
Editor Shinobu Kitayama
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Language eng
Subject C1
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract It seems likely that treatment of deviants within a group will be determined not just by the nature of their deviance but also by the history of their treatment. In two experiments, participants read cases in which group members advocated for change in a way that was non-normative for the group and were marginalized as a result. Participants were further informed that either the deviant was psychologically reintegrated or remained marginalized. Results showed that when deviants were reintegrated group members were more negative toward the deviant the more they identified with the group. Where the deviant remained excluded, this effect either disappeared or reversed. These effects were mediated by participants’ perceptions of the destructiveness of the deviant’s message, suggesting that ongoing exclusion can defuse threat. Reintegration into the group can have ironic costs in a person’s ability to communicate a deviant opinion successfully.
Keyword deviance
group boundaries
group-directed criticism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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