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dc.contributor.authorSweetman, J
dc.contributor.authorLeach, CW
dc.contributor.authorSpears, R
dc.contributor.authorPratto, Felicia
dc.contributor.authorSaab, Rim
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T10:45:43Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractTo date, there is little in the way of theorizing or empirical work on the imagined endpoint of political action aimed at social change – the type of “dream” those engaged in action are attempting to bring into fruition. We suggest that previous approaches have focused narrowly on one type of social change – amelioration of collective grievances. In contrast, we argue that social change is much richer and imaginative than this narrow focus suggests. In the present article we draw on key constructs in social psychology (e.g., goals, efficacy, legitimacy, identity, social system, and social value) in order to develop a typology of social change goals. In doing so, we explain why people might support one type of social change (e.g., revolution) versus others (e.g., separatism or amelioration). The typology is used to discuss future directions for research and to highlight the implications for psychological (and broader) approaches to social change.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipESRC overseas visitors awarden_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 1, Issue 1 pp. 293 - 320en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.5964/jspp.v1i1.85
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/14685
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherPsychOpenen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/85en_GB
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_GB
dc.title"I have a dream": A typology of social change goalsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2014-03-26T10:45:43Z
dc.identifier.issn2195-3325
dc.descriptionpublication-status: Publisheden_GB
dc.descriptionThis is an open access article that is freely available in ORE or from the publisher's web site. Please cite the published version.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Social and Political Psychologyen_GB


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