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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (1) : 120-131     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00120
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The Differentiation of Different Types of Collective Actions
YIN Rong; ZHANG Feifei
(School of Teacher Education, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, China)
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Collective action is defined as any action that individuals undertake as psychological group members, and with the subjective goal to improve their group’s conditions. Research on the categorization of collective action is an important trend in this area. According to whether or not it corresponds to social norm, the collective action can be categorized into normative collective action and non-normative collective action. According the difference of the group social status, it can be categorized into disadvantaged group collective action and advantaged group collective action. And according to the achievement of the collective action, it can be divided into success as well as failure. The psychology mechanism, antecedent variable and developing trend can vary for different types of collective action. The further research should explore the relation of different types of collective action, think highly of the cultural context and connect to the results of other subject.

Keywords collective action      group efficiency      group-based emotions      group identity     
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Issue Date: 15 January 2015
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