2. Rogues and Heroes: Finding Value in Dissent

  1. Jolanda Jetten Professor of Social Psychology and
  2. Matthew J. Hornsey Associate Professor Associate Dean (Research)
  1. Charlan J. Nemeth Professor of Psychology Visiting Professor and
  2. Jack A. Goncalo PhD Assistant Professor

Published Online: 8 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390841.ch2

Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance

Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance

How to Cite

Nemeth, C. J. and Goncalo, J. A. (2010) Rogues and Heroes: Finding Value in Dissent, in Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance (eds J. Jetten and M. J. Hornsey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390841.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of California, Berkeley, 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:

  • dissent in groups, rogues and heroes - finding value in dissent;
  • late 1960s, debate and conflict - minority voices, raised against Vietnam War and civil rights issues;
  • minorities as sources of influence;
  • notion, minority views active than passive - source, rather than target of influence;
  • minorities, no luxury - of ‘winning friends’ and influencing people;
  • minorities, and their influence - private or latent level, changing conceptions of influence;
  • reaction, dissenters - being still ‘Rogues’ and ‘Obstacles’;
  • minority influence - as a weak version of majority influence;
  • shift to cognition - attitude change;
  • rogues or heroes - team player or conformist

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Minorities as Sources of Influence

  • The Reaction: Dissenters are still ‘Rogues’ and ‘Obstacles’

  • The Shift to Cognition: Attitude Change

  • The Shift to Cognition: Quality of Performance and Decision Making

  • Application to Social Issues Part I: Juries and ‘Truth’

  • Application to Social Issues Part II: Innovation in Organisations

  • Acknowledgements

  • References