Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference, and Defiance

Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference, and Defiance

by Jolanda Jetten
     
 

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With contributions from leading scholars in the field, Rebels in Groups brings together the latest research which, contrary to traditional views, considers dissent, deviance, difference and defiance to be a normal and healthy aspect of group life.  

  • Brings together the latest research on the role of dissent, deviance, difference and defiance
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With contributions from leading scholars in the field, Rebels in Groups brings together the latest research which, contrary to traditional views, considers dissent, deviance, difference and defiance to be a normal and healthy aspect of group life.  

  • Brings together the latest research on the role of dissent, deviance, difference and defiance within groups
  • Presents a new approach which considers dissent, deviance, difference and defiance to be a normal and healthy aspect of group life 
  • Examines a broad range of groups, such as political groups, task groups, and teams in organizations
  • Considers diverse fields of psychology, including social, organizational, and developmental psychology
  • Contributors are among the leading scholars in their areas of psychology

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From the Publisher
This excellent volume represents a paradigm shift in how we think about the individual and the group. It is a welcome re-balance of our collective belief that conformity reigns in groups, and instead invites 'rebels' back into social psychology. For anyone seriously interested in group processes, this is a must-read. The volume illuminates us about when groups appreciate mavericks and deviants, and more broadly, it questions whether defiance on the part of individuals is rejected out-of-hand by groups and serves to enlighten us about the conditions under which variation and difference are not only tolerated but are applauded. The strong international contributions in this timely volume will shape the course of scholarship on groups in the years ahead.  
Nyla R. Branscombe,Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444390834
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
1 MB

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From the Publisher
This excellent volume represents a paradigm shift in how we think about the individual and the group. It is a welcome re-balance of our collective belief that conformity reigns in groups, and instead invites 'rebels' back into social psychology. For anyone seriously interested in group processes, this is a must-read. The volume illuminates us about when groups appreciate mavericks and deviants, and more broadly, it questions whether defiance on the part of individuals is rejected out-of-hand by groups and serves to enlighten us about the conditions under which variation and difference are not only tolerated but are applauded. The strong international contributions in this timely volume will shape the course of scholarship on groups in the years ahead.  
Nyla R. Branscombe,Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas, USA

Meet the Author

Jolanda Jetten is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has published on topics relating to peripheral and marginal group membership; deviance within groups; normative influence and conformity; the role of perceptions of intergroup distinctiveness in intergroup discrimination; coping with devalued group membership; and identity change processes. She is currently Chief Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and Associate Editor with Social Psychology.

Matthew J. Hornsey is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research focuses on the social psychology of intergroup relations, identity threat, criticism, dissent, collective forgiveness, and the tension between individual and group will. He is currently Associate Editor for the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, and the Australian Journal of Psychology.

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