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Deviance as adherence to injunctive group norms: The overlooked role of social identification in deviance

Crane, Monique; Platow, Michael

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We currently report three studies investigating group members' expressions of dissatisfaction and discontent with the behaviour and attitudes of their in-group members. Our analysis examines the context in which group members will deviate from actual group member behaviour. We argue that highly identifying group members will challenge fellow group member behaviour when that group member behaviour is perceived to violate injunctive group norms. Further, we predicted that high identifiers would...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCrane, Monique
dc.contributor.authorPlatow, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:50:56Z
dc.identifier.issn0144-6665
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/58819
dc.description.abstractWe currently report three studies investigating group members' expressions of dissatisfaction and discontent with the behaviour and attitudes of their in-group members. Our analysis examines the context in which group members will deviate from actual group member behaviour. We argue that highly identifying group members will challenge fellow group member behaviour when that group member behaviour is perceived to violate injunctive group norms. Further, we predicted that high identifiers would still challenge such group member behaviour even if that behaviour were conducted by a majority of group members. Thus, high identifiers were predicted to express descriptively deviant opinions when the behaviour of other members contravenes injunctive group norms. In Studies 1 and 2, group-level self-definition served as a moderator in the relationship between the expression of discontent and perceived injunctive norm violation; in Study 3, group-level self-investment served as this moderator. The findings supported our predictions. This support was particularly strong when a majority of group members violated group norms. Implications for the analysis of the relationship between social identification and deviance are discussed.
dc.publisherThe British Psychological Society
dc.sourceBritish Journal of Social Psychology
dc.subjectKeywords: article; Australia; clinical trial; conflict; controlled clinical trial; controlled study; female; group process; human; male; multicenter study; psychological aspect; randomized controlled trial; social behavior; social control; social psychology; statis
dc.titleDeviance as adherence to injunctive group norms: The overlooked role of social identification in deviance
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume49
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor170113 - Social and Community Psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationf2965xPUB460
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCrane, Monique, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationPlatow, Michael , College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage827
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage847
local.identifier.doi10.1348/014466609X481416
local.identifier.absseo970117 - Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:29:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78650114577
local.identifier.thomsonID000286173800011
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