Emotional reactions to deviance in groups: the relation between number of angry reactions, felt rejection, and conformity

@inproceedings{Heerdink2015EmotionalRT,
  title={Emotional reactions to deviance in groups: the relation between number of angry reactions, felt rejection, and conformity},
  author={Marc W Heerdink and Gerben A van Kleef and Astrid C. Homan and Agneta H. Fischer},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
How many members of a group need to express their anger in order to influence a deviant group member's behavior? In two studies, we examine whether an increase in number of angry group members affects the extent to which a deviant individual feels rejected, and we investigate downstream effects on conformity. We show that each additional angry reaction linearly increases the extent to which a deviant individual feels rejected, and that this relation is independent of the total number of… CONTINUE READING
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