Symposia: 221/64 - What is inaction? Challenging existing interpretations of the meaning of (collective) action and inaction.

Saturday 8 July
14.30 - 16.10 h.
Dinner 2
Many fields in psychology focus on action versus inaction (e.g., stress-coping, collective action, motivation literatures). The present symposium brings together different theoretical perspectives on action versus inaction and (re)considers the meaning of inaction.


Katherine Stroebe
Associate Professor. Department of Social Psychology. University of Groningen. Netherlands.


221/6401 Communication and Thought about Inaction

(1) Albarracin, Dolores

(1) Prof. Dolores Albarracin, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States

221/6402 A disaster unfolding: The meaning of ‘inaction’ in response to collective injustice

(1) Stroebe, Katherine; (2) Postmes, Tom; (3) Roos, Carla

(1) Associate Professor, Social Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands; (2) Professor, social psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NL; (3) Research master student, Social Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NL

221/6403 Predictors and correlates of political inaction

(1) Becker, Julia

(1) Professor, Social Psychology, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany

221/6404 Position and manoeuvre: Understanding ‘inaction’ by disadvantaged groups as psychological resistance

(1) Livingstone, Andrew; (2) Leach, Colin W.

(1) Senior Lecturer, Social Psychology, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK; (2) PhD Department of Psychology University of Connecticut, USA

221/6405 The meaning of inaction: Taking a look at the bigger picture

(1) Leach, Colin W.

(1) Professor, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, US