Promoting Peace and Peace Activism. Winnifred Louis School of Psychology, University of Queensland. Acknowledgements. This research was supported under the Australian Research Council's Discovery funding scheme (project number DP0663937).
School of Psychology, University of Queensland
This research was supported under the Australian Research Council's Discovery funding scheme (project number DP0663937).
Dr. Leda Blackwood, School of Psychology, St. Andrews, Scotland
Carla Barnett, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
Mobilizing for a peace rally in the Netherlands, 1980s
Klandermans & Oegema (1994)
Friends, peers -> social support
Benefits like learning & skill development
It expresses important values & identities
A stake in the work x no attractive alternatives
Very important to beginning activists
Activist ID fostered by action
Group IDs & norms reinforce or conflict
Other soc movt competitors?Why stay an activist?
Numbers in parentheses are standard deviations
Society can change
Your action matters
Action benefits you
But not necessarily anger
Meaning, belonging, pride - identity
Others’ approval of particular actions
Learning to believe in the benefit of particular actions for your groupPromoting action involves
This is a highly functional reaction (though intentions didn’t change). But what about beginning activists?