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Baum, Steven K. 1953-

Works: 13 works in 44 publications in 3 languages and 1,677 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Steven K Baum
Antisemitism Explained by Steven K Baum( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Baum carefully guides the reader through the social mind and explains how the formation of social beliefs can be used as a narrative to determine reality. He offers a new perspective regarding how antisemitic legends and folk beliefs form the basis of our ongoing social narrative
The psychology of genocide : perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers by Steven K Baum( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Genocide has tragically claimed the lives of over 262 million victims in the last century. Jews, Armenians, Cambodians, Darfurians, Kosovars, Rwandans, the list seems endless. Clinical psychologist Steven K. Baum sets out to examine the psychological patterns to these atrocities. Building on trait theory as well as social psychology, he reanalyzes key conformity studies (including the famous experiments of Ash, Milgram, and Zimbardo) to bring forth a new understanding of identity and emotional development during genocide. Baum presents a model that demonstrates how people's actions during genocide actually mirror their behavior in everyday life: there are those who destroy (perpetrators), those who help (rescuers), and those who remain uninvolved, positioning themselves between the two extremes (bystanders). Combining eyewitness accounts with Baum's own analysis, this book reveals the common mental and emotional traits among perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers, and how a war between personal and social identity accounts for these divisions."--Jacket
Journal for the study of antisemitism( )

in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antisemitism in North America : New World, Old Hate by Steven K Baum( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up at any age : how to know when true adulthood arrives by Steven K Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fairy tales kill : the origin and transmission of antisemitic beliefs by Steven K Baum( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Fairy Tales Kill offers the reader an understanding of why some beliefs e.g. antisemitism are more enduring than others. When Fairy Tales Kill begins with the unexplored region of fairy tales several of which quietly carry antisemitic messages. It then moves on to adult folk beliefs and provides examples of antisemitic folk tales from around the globe. The conclusions are inevitable. A listing of major antisemitic attacks, pogroms and mass killings is juxtaposed to the legend-rumor that triggered the attack. And the reasons that these legends persist in modern times, may surprise you."--back cover
Glossary of oceanography and the related geosciences with references by Steven K Baum( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age identification in the elderly by Steven K Baum( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although researchers have investigated the chronological age-subjective age discrepancy in several ways, they have, for the most part, ignored where and how older persons live. The lifestyles of elderly Los Angeles residents (n=308), I.E., institutionalized, socially active in the community, or socially inactive in the community, were taken into account and examined in terms of individual perception of age. Subjects who identified themselves as feeling younger, older, or the same as their chronological age completed a battery of several psychological and sociodemographic measures. Findings indicated that the elderly who felt younger demonstrated greater affiliation tendencies, had subjectively more meaningful experiences, and felt more in control of their lives than those who perceived themselves as older. When the covariates of health, income, psychological health, and interviewer's effects were removed, analysis of covariance revealed that the relationship between perceived age and locus of control disappeared. A person's sense of involvement and personal meaning emerged as the most influential predictors with respect to how old a person felt inside. The results suggest a direct relationship exists between one's concept of self as young or old. (Author/NRB)
Afterlife Anxiety in Older People by Steven K Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Research has shown that the majority of Americans believe in the concept of life after death in some form. To investigate the effects of afterlife anxiety on wellness in the elderly, 293 Los Angeles elderly were interviewed. An afterlife anxiety measure and measures of physical and psychologial health were administered. Pearson correlations failed to support the hypothesis that afterlife anxiety would be related to well-being. However, small effects were noted for time perception and setting: elders who perceived time as slow, and those who lived in institutions, tended to feel more anxious about life after death. No demographic data were related to afterlife anxiety. The low correlations may be due to the complex nature of the afterlife anxiety variable, which demonstrates poor results empirically, indicating a need for further research. (Jac)
Sources of Meaning Through the Lifespan by Steven K Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study was conducted to investigate the sources of meaningful events across the lifespan. Both a quantitative approach and a qualitative approach were used to examine whether or not different measures reflected different domains of meaning and purpose. Subjects were 215 men and women, were classified in five developmental groupings: young adulthood (n=35), adulthood (n=47), middle adulthood (n=38), older middle adulthood (n=43), and older to "old-old" adults (n=50). The youngest subjects were from a community college and several of the oldest subjects were institutionalized in a nursing home, with the effects separated out. Subjects completed an interview schedule consisting of demographic data items and an open-ended questionnaire of reporting the most meaningful events in one's life with the age of occurrence. Subjects also completed a modified version of the Purpose-in-Life Test. The results revealed that the amount of meaning in a person's life did not seem to vary with age or gender. Similarly, what was meaningful to a person did not seem to alter with time. Work and love themes evolved as the most salient sources of meaning followed by births of children, miscellaneous quests, accidents/illness/deaths, separation/divorce, and to a lesser extent, major purchases. (Author/NB)
Crisp-Psychometric Assessment of Postdivorce Stress/djustment in Children by David M Aronson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A new psychometric instrument for measuring the impact of divorce on elementary school age children was developed: the Child's Report of the Impact of Separation by Parents (crisp). This structured projective test was specifically designed to assess children's postdivorce stress/adjustment. An initial version of the crisp was administered to 99 Los Angeles area children. The postdivorce custodial parent completed a companion measure, the Parent Questionnaire, and the Louisville Behavior Check List. The crisp demonstrated minimal levels of reliability and validity which were sufficient to warrant its continued development. Suggestions for future refinement of this new instrument are made in order to obtain more truly satisfactory demonstrations of the CRISP's reliability and validity. (Author)
Depression and old age identification by Steven K Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Age denial - death denial in the elderly by Steven K Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The psychology of genocide : perpetrators, bystanders, and rescuers
When fairy tales kill : the origin and transmission of antisemitic beliefs
Alternative Names
Steven K. Baum American psychologist

Steven K. Baum Amerikaans psycholoog

Steven K. Baum US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Antisemitismusforscher