Leadership, social identity and the dynamics of influence in intergroup relations: A new understanding of social continuity and social change (ARC DP administered by the University of Newcastle) (2014)
A tension between continuity and change is ubiquitous to human social systems and leadership processes play a key role in whether the status quo or social change prevails. In social psychology, however, leadership and social change are studied in isolation from each other. This project integrates and extends current understandings to provide a new analysis of leadership, social continuity and social change processes. It advances knowledge in the field of social psychology, with applications to political science, organisational psychology, and management. It maintains Australia's international prominence in social psychology research, builds international and national collaborative networks, and supports emerging Australian research talent.