15. The Dissenter's Dilemma, and a Social Identity Solution

  1. Jolanda Jetten Professor of Social Psychology and
  2. Matthew J. Hornsey Associate Professor Associate Dean (Research)
  1. Dominic J. Packer PhD Post-Doctoral Fellow Assistant Professor of Psychology

Published Online: 8 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390841.ch15

Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance

Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance

How to Cite

Packer, D. J. (2010) The Dissenter's Dilemma, and a Social Identity Solution, in Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance (eds J. Jetten and M. J. Hornsey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390841.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. Lehigh University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196857

Online ISBN: 9781444390841

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Keywords:

  • dissenter's dilemma, and a social identity solution;
  • dissenter's dilemma - factors motivating someone to express nonconformist and potentially unpopular opinions;
  • ‘Few men are wise enough - helpful censure to treacherous praise’;
  • dissent, important to healthy functioning of social groups;
  • dissent, whether a social good - a behaviour beneficial to collectives;
  • social identity solution - gap left by rational choice perspectives on collective behaviour;
  • mechanics, shift from personal to collective identity - by self-categorisation theory;
  • normative conflict model - responses to group norms, predicted by normative conflict model;
  • dominant responses, in three of model's four quadrants - relatively uncontroversial;
  • groups, more open to change - that things are not going well

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Dissenter's Dilemma

  • A Social Identity Solution

  • The Normative Conflict Model

  • Empirical Evidence

  • Final Thoughts

  • Postscript

  • References