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Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change.

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Craig, MA; Badaan, V; Brown, RM
Published in: Current opinion in psychology
October 2020

In a connected and politically engaged world, it is essential to understand how, why, and when people from diverse backgrounds may support social action. Integrating findings from the collective action, solidarity, and allyship literatures, we present working models of how the lenses through which individuals possessing different group memberships may psychologically identify (as part of the targeted group, an inclusive stigmatized identity, or the societally dominant group) and perceive injustice (as exclusively affecting the targeted group, inclusively affecting the target group and one's ingroup, or perceiving ingroup privileges) may shape social change efforts. We highlight disparate effects of positive (and negative) contact between groups on the mobilization of socially dominant and stigmatized groups that may provide challenges to diverse coalitions seeking social change.

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Current opinion in psychology

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2352-2518

ISSN

2352-250X

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

35

Start / End Page

41 / 48

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Identification
  • Social Change
  • Humans
  • Group Processes
  • 52 Psychology
 

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Craig, M. A., Badaan, V., & Brown, R. M. (2020). Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change. Current Opinion in Psychology, 35, 41–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.03.002
Craig, Maureen A., Vivienne Badaan, and Riana M. Brown. “Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change.Current Opinion in Psychology 35 (October 2020): 41–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.03.002.
Craig MA, Badaan V, Brown RM. Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change. Current opinion in psychology. 2020 Oct;35:41–8.
Craig, Maureen A., et al. “Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change.Current Opinion in Psychology, vol. 35, Oct. 2020, pp. 41–48. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.03.002.
Craig MA, Badaan V, Brown RM. Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change. Current opinion in psychology. 2020 Oct;35:41–48.
Journal cover image

Published In

Current opinion in psychology

DOI

EISSN

2352-2518

ISSN

2352-250X

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

35

Start / End Page

41 / 48

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Identification
  • Social Change
  • Humans
  • Group Processes
  • 52 Psychology