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Understanding genocide : the social psychology of the Holocaust

Author: Leonard S Newman; Ralph Erber
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The contributors of this volume present a social psychological account of the Holocaust. This is in keeping with the past 50 years of research into and public interest in genocidal behaviour at both  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard S Newman; Ralph Erber
ISBN: 0195133625 9780195133622
OCLC Number: 123124042
Description: xi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The psychology of bystanders, perpetrators, and heroic helpers / Ervin Staub --
What is a "social-psychological" account of perpetrator behavior? The person versus the situation in Goldhagen's Hitler's willing executioners / Leonard S. Newman --
Authoritarianism and the Holocaust: some cognitive and affective implications / Peter Suedfeld and Mark Schaller --
Perpetrator behavior as destructive obedience: an evaluation of Stanley Milgram's perspective, the most influential social-psychological approach to the Holocaust / Thomas Blass --
Sacrificial lambs dressed in wolves' clothing: envious prejudice, ideology, and the scapegoating of Jews / Peter Glick --
Group processes and the Holocaust / R. Scott Tindale [and others] --
Examining the implications of cultural frames on social movements and group action / Daphna Oyserman and Armand Lauffer --
Population and predators: preconditions for the Holocaust from a control-theoretical perspective / Dieter Frey and Helmut Rez --
The zoomorphism of human collective violence / R.B. Zajonc --
The Holocaust and the four roots of evil / Roy F. Baumeister --
Instigators of genocide: examining Hitler from a social-psychological perspective / David R. Mandel --
Perpetrators with a clear conscience: lying self-deception and belief change / Ralph Erber --
Explaining the Holocaust: does social psychology exonerate the perpetrators? / Arthur G. Miller, Amy M. Buddie, and Jeffrey Kretschmar --
Epilogue: Social psychologists confront the Holocaust / Leonard S. Newman and Ralph Erber.
Responsibility: edited by Leonard S. Newman, Ralph Erber.
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"The well-researched, provocative essays in this volume look at the Holocaust, and genocide in general, from the viewpoint of social psychology" --Choice

 
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