Social movements pushing for social change are often met with reactionary counter-movements. Three studies conducted in Malaysia, the US and Australia examined how backlash towards social change is driven by claims about who 'owns' a country. These findings suggest that collective action may in part be a contestation about psychological ownership in a society.

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Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan

Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan

Research Fellow, SIGN Deputy Director
The University of Queensland

Professor Jolanda Jetten

SIGN Director, SIGNify Co-Director
Professor of Social Psychology
The University of Queensland