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The belief in a just world : a fundamental delusion

Author: Melvin J Lerner
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1980.
Series: Perspectives in social psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The "belief in a just world" is an attempt to capmre in a phrase one of the ways, if not the way, that people come to terms with-make sense out of-find meaning in, their experiences.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lerner, Melvin J., 1929-
Belief in a just world.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1980
(DLC) 80016359
(OCoLC)6305068
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin J Lerner
ISBN: 9781489904485 1489904484
OCLC Number: 655223816
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 209 pages).
Contents: 1. The Belief in a Just World.- 2. The First Experiment: The Effect of Fortuitous Reward.- 3. The Second Experiment: Observers' Reactions to the "Innocent Victim".- 4. The Third Experiment: The Martyred and Innocent Victims.- 5. Three Experiments That Assess the Effects of Sex and Educational Background of Observers, Experimenter and Observer Influence on One Another, and the Reactions of "Informed" and Nonimplicated Observers.- 6. Reactions to the Belief in a Just World Theory and Findings: The "Nay-Sayers".- 7. Condemning the Victimized.- 8. The Assignment of Blame.- 9. The Response to Victimization: Extreme Tests of the Belief in a Just World.- 10. Who Believes in a Just World: Dimension or Style.- 11. Deserving versus Justice.- References.
Series Title: Perspectives in social psychology.
Responsibility: Melvin J. Lerner.

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