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Transforming 'apathy into movement': The role of prosocial emotions in motivating action for social change

Thomas, Emma; McGarty, Craig; Mavor, Kenneth


This article explores the synergies between recent developments in the social identity of helping, and advantaged groups' prosocial emotion. The authors review the literature on the potential of guilt, sympathy, and outrage to transform advantaged groups' apathy into positive action. They place this research into a novel framework by exploring the ways these emotions shape group processes to produce action strategies that emphasize either social cohesion or social change. These prosocial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Social Psychology Review
DOI: 10.1177/1088868309343290


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