Collective action, social change, and Allport’s "master problem" as it confronts community psychology

Author/s Craig McGarty, Emma F. Thomas
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/2 Language English
Pages 7 P. 11-17 File size 148 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2021-002002
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In this short introduction we address four major issues for community psychologists to consider when addressing social change: a) Collective action is about social categories; b) Online technology gives to and takes away from collective action; c) Actions change the world but actions are themselves subject to change; and d) Beliefs, emotion and identity are both in-puts to and outputs of action.

Keywords: collective action; social change; social identity; online behaviour; opinion-based groups.

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Craig McGarty, Emma F. Thomas, Collective action, social change, and Allport’s "master problem" as it confronts community psychology in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2021, pp 11-17, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2021-002002