Rogues and Heroes: Finding Value in Dissent

Charlan J. Nemeth, Jack A. Goncalo

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRebels in Groups
Subtitle of host publicationDissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405196857
StatePublished - May 8 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Dissent in groups, rogues and heroes - finding value in dissent
  • Late 1960s, debate and conflict - minority voices, raised against vietnam war and civil rights issues
  • Minorities as sources of influence
  • Minorities, and their influence - private or latent level, changing conceptions of influence
  • Minorities, no luxury - of 'winning friends' and influencing people
  • Minority influence - as a weak version of majority influence
  • Notion, minority views active than passive - source, rather than target of influence
  • Reaction, dissenters - being still 'Rogues' and 'Obstacles'
  • Rogues or heroes - team player or conformist
  • Shift to cognition - attitude change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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