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Opinion-based group membership as a predictor of collective emotional responses and support for pro- and anti-war action

Musgrove, Luke; McGarty, Craig


Social identity theory, intergroup emotions theory (IET), and related approaches offer the potential to understand the social psychological aspects of collective behavior such as movements that protest against or argue for war. Social identification, however, tends to be a weak predictor of collective action intentions. We argue that in order to understand the fault lines of collective action it is useful to consider identification with opinion-based groups. We illustrate this in relation to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335.39.1.37


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