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

Shepherd, Lee, Spears, Russell and Manstead, Antony (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. ISSN 0022-1031

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2012.07.011

Abstract

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
Additional Information: Open access article.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anticipated emotion, collective action, group-based guilt, group-based shame, group-based anger
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Lee Shepherd
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 16:48
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12873

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