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'This will bring shame on our nation': The role of anticipated group-based emotions on collective action

Shepherd, Lee, Spears, Russell and Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid 2013. 'This will bring shame on our nation': The role of anticipated group-based emotions on collective action. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 49 (1) , pp. 42-57. 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.07.011

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In three studies we examined whether the anticipation of group-based guilt, shame and anger predicts the desire to undertake collective action against a proposed ingroup transgression. In Studies 1 (N = 179) and 2 (N = 186), the relation between appraising a proposed ingroup transgression as illegitimate and collective action was mediated (or partially mediated) by anticipated group-based shame and anger. In Study 3 (N = 128) participants with high self-investment group identification were less willing to engage in collective action against the prospective ingroup transgression when aversive anticipated group-based emotions were made salient. This effect was mediated by anticipated group-based shame. We discuss the implications of these results with regard to collective action and the morality of intergroup behavior.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anticipated emotion; Collective action; Group-based guilt; Group-based shame; Group-based anger
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0022-1031
Funders: ESRC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:39

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