When do We Feel Responsible for Other People’s Behavior and Attitudes?

Advances in Group Processes

ISBN: 978-1-78769-014-1, eISBN: 978-1-78769-013-4

ISSN: 0882-6145

Publication date: 8 October 2018


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For decades, scholars researching social influence have explored how one’s behavior and attitudes are shaped by one’s social environment. However, amidst this focus on the perspective of the target of social influence, the perspective of the influencer has been ignored. This paper addresses the largely neglected question of how much responsibility influencers take for the impact their words, actions, and presence have on others.



Bohns, V., Newark, D. and Boothby, E. (2018), "When do We Feel Responsible for Other People’s Behavior and Attitudes?", Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 35), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 159-179. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0882-614520180000035007

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