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Understanding genocide : the social psychology of the Holocaust

Author: Leonard S Newman; Ralph Erber
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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When and why do groups target each other for extermination? How do seemingly normal people become participants in genocide? Why do some individuals come to the rescue of members of targeted groups, while others just passively observe their victimization? And how do perpetrators and bystanders later come to terms with the choices that they made? These questions have long vexed scholars and laypeople alike, and they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard S Newman; Ralph Erber
ISBN: 0195133625 9780195133622
OCLC Number: 48144431
Description: xi, 360 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Christopher R. Browning --
pt. 1 Becoming a perpetrator : 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, 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. pt. 2 Beyond the individual, groups and collectives : Sacrifical lambs dressed in wolves' clothing : envious prejudice, ideology, and the scapegoating of Jews / Peter Glick --
Group processes and the Holocaust / R. Scott Tindale, Catherine Munier, Michelle Wasserman, Christine M. Smith --
Examining the implications of cultural frames on social movements and group action / Daphna Oyserman, Armand Lauffer --
Population and predators : preconditions for the Holocaust from a control-theoretical perspective / Dieter Frey, Helmut Rez --
The zoomorphism of human collective violence / R.B. Zajonc. pt. 3 Dealing with evil : 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, Jeffrey Kretschmar --
Epilogue : social psychologists confront the Holocaust / Leonard S. Newman, Ralph Erber.
Responsibility: edited by Leonard S. Newman and Ralph Erber.
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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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"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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