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dc.contributor.authorNeville, Fergus G.
dc.contributor.authorNovelli, David
dc.contributor.authorDrury, John
dc.contributor.authorReicher, Stephen D.
dc.identifier.citationNeville , F G , Novelli , D , Drury , J & Reicher , S D 2020 , ' Shared social identity transforms social relations in imaginary crowds ' , Group Processes and Intergroup Relations , vol. Online First .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 268334749
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: ed36d78d-635d-4066-a32b-f8c9191beb39
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7377-4507/work/78528507
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000556845800001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85082740514
dc.descriptionThis research was supported by ESRC Postgraduate Studentships for the first (PTA-030-200600100) and second authors (PTA-031-200500096), and an ESRC research grant for the third and fourth authors (ES/N01068X/1).en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we present three studies that address the difference between physical and psychological groups, the conditions which create a transformation from the one into the other, and the psychological processes underlying this transformation. In Study 1 we demonstrate correlations between shared social identity, desired physical proximity to others and positive emotions in the company of others. Study 2, employing a between-subjects design, finds that an event which creates shared fate, such as the breakdown of a train, leads to greater comfort in social interactions (e.g. ease of conversation) and comfort in sensual interactions (e.g. tolerance of the physical touch) with other passengers, and that this occurs through an increase in shared social identity but not through social identification. Study 3 obtains similar findings using a within-subjects design. In combination, these studies provide consistent evidence for the role of shared social identity in the emergence of psychological from physical groups.
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dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2020. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (
dc.subjectShared identityen
dc.subjectSocial identityen
dc.subjectGroup behaviouren
dc.subjectSocial identificationen
dc.subjectSocial interactionen
dc.subjectIntragroup relationsen
dc.subjectPositive emotionsen
dc.subjectGroup processesen
dc.subjectShared social identityen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectSocial Psychologyen
dc.subjectOrganizational Behavior and Human Resource Managementen
dc.titleShared social identity transforms social relations in imaginary crowdsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEconomic & Social Research Councilen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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