Uncertainty arousing rhetoric by influential in-group sources, such as leaders and the media can have serious implications for intergroup relations, as uncertain individuals seek distinctive and tight-knit groups and autocratic leaders under conditions of heightened uncertainty. The role that communication plays in shaping clear and distinct identities as a panacea for identity-uncertainty has implications for the intragroup normative structure of the group and for intergroup relations.
We would like to thank Dr. Eusebio Alvaro for reading and providing valuable feedback on an earlier draft of this article.
Belavadi, S. and Hogg, M.A. (2019), "Social Categorization and Identity Processes in Uncertainty Management: The Role of Intragroup Communication", Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 36), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 61-77. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0882-614520190000036006
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