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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (1) : 127-136     DOI:
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Instrumentality, Social Identity, and Group-based Anger: Overview of Collective Action Research
CHEN Hao;XUE Ting;YUE Guo-An
(Department of Social Psychology, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China)
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Abstract  Collective action has been concerned by the social scientific community for a long period. In the early 20th century, collective action research was mainly conducted from the social psychological perspective, but then was shifted to be led by the sociological and political perspectives. Fortunately, Social psychological research for collective action have come back to life and flourished by degrees in the past over 20 years. Instrumentality, social identity, and group-based anger as the fundamental antecedents of collective action have been discovered by social psychologists so far. Moreover, two famous dual-pathway models of collective action were established separately, one of which included the instrumentality and group-based anger paths, the other of which included the instrumentality and social identity paths. And then based on a meta-analysis, an integrated social identity model of collective action was proposed. The next generation of collective action research should think highly of the context and individual characteristics influenced on collective action, pay attention to the group-based emotions other than anger, broad the array of antecedents, such as ideology, and connect to other literatures of social psychology.
Keywords collective action      instrumentality      social identity      group-based anger      inter-group emotion     
Corresponding Authors: YUE Guo-An   
Issue Date: 12 January 2012
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CHEN Hao,XUE Ting,YUE Guo-An. Instrumentality, Social Identity, and Group-based Anger: Overview of Collective Action Research[J]. , 2012, 20(1): 127-136.
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