About the Editors. About the Contributors. 1. The Many Faces of Rebels (Jolanda Jetten & Matthew J. Hornsey). Section I Dissent in Groups: 2. Rogues and Heroes: Finding Value in Dissent (Charlan Nemeth & Jack A. Goncalo). 3. Learning from Conflict (Fabrizio Butera, Celine Darnon, & Gabriel Mugny). 4. From a Current State to a Desired Future: How Compositional Changes Affect Dissent and Motivation in Work Groups (Floor Rink & Naomi Ellemers). 5. Minority Influence in Interacting Groups: The Impact of Newcomers (John M. Levine & Hoon-Seok Choi). Section II Deviance in Groups: 6. Questions about leopards and spots: Evaluating deviance against a backdrop of threats to collective success (Thomas A. Morton). 7. Debating deviance: Responding to Those who Fall from Grace (Jolanda Jetten, Aarti Iyer, Paul Hutchison, & Matthew J. Hornsey). 8. Children's Understanding of Deviance and Group Dynamics: The Development of Subjective Group Dynamics (Dominic Abrams & Adam Rutland). 9. Impostors Within Groups: The Psychology of Claiming to be Something You Are Not (Matthew J. Hornsey & Jolanda Jetten). Section III Difference in Groups: 10. Groups in Transition: Differences in the Context of Social Change (Radmila Prislin, Cory Davenport, & John Michalak). 11. The Independence Paradox (Jessica Salvatore & Deborah Prentice). 12. Explaining Differences in Opinion Expressions: Direction Matters (Kimberly Rios Morrison & Dale T. Miller). 13. Innovation Credit: When and Why do Group Members Give their Leaders License to Deviate from Group Norms? (Georgina Randsley de Moura, Dominic Abrams, Jose M. Marques, & Paul Hutchison). Section IV Defiance in Groups: 14. Reactions to Defiant Deviants: Deliverance or Defensiveness? (Benoit Monin & Kieran O'Connor). 15. The Dissenter's Dilemma, and a Social Identity Solution (Dominic J. Packer). 16. Integrating Models of Whistle-blowing and Wrongdoing: A Proposal for a New Research Agenda (Janet P. Near & Marcia P. Miceli). 17. Beyond Conformity: Revisiting Classic Studies and Exploring the Dynamics of Resistance (S. Alexander Haslam & Stephen D. Reicher). Index.
Jolanda Jetten is Professor of Social Psychology at theUniversity of Queensland, Australia. She has published on topicsrelating to peripheral and marginal group membership; deviancewithin groups; normative influence and conformity; the role ofperceptions of intergroup distinctiveness in intergroupdiscrimination; coping with devalued group membership; and identitychange processes. She is currently Chief Editor of the BritishJournal of Social Psychology and Associate Editor with SocialPsychology. Matthew J. Hornsey is an Associate Professor of SocialPsychology and Associate Dean (Research) at the University ofQueensland, Australia. His research focuses on the socialpsychology of intergroup relations, identity threat, criticism,dissent, collective forgiveness, and the tension between individualand group will. He is currently Associate Editor for the journalGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations, and theAustralian Journal of Psychology.
This excellent volume represents a paradigm shift in how we thinkabout the individual and the group. It is a welcome re-balance ofour collective belief that conformity reigns in groups, and insteadinvites 'rebels' back into social psychology. For anyone seriouslyinterested in group processes, this is a must-read. The volumeilluminates us about when groups appreciate mavericks and deviants,and more broadly, it questions whether defiance on the part ofindividuals is rejected out-of-hand by groups and serves toenlighten us about the conditions under which variation anddifference are not only tolerated but are applauded. The stronginternational contributions in this timely volume will shape thecourse of scholarship on groups in the years ahead. Nyla R. Branscombe, Professor of Psychology,University of Kansas, USA