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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The "belief in a just world" is an attempt to capture 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. . . The purpose here is to concentrate on a clear understanding of what people do when they discover that they are not living in a "rose garden." [Preface].
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lerner, Melvin J., 1929-
Belief in a just world.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)655223816
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin J Lerner
ISBN: 0306404958 9780306404955
OCLC Number: 6305068
Description: xv, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The belief in a just world --
The first experiment: The effect of fortuituous reward --
The second eperiment: Observer's reactions to the "innocent victim" --
The third experiment: The martyred and innocent victims --
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 --
Reactions to the belief in a just world theory and findings: The "nay-sayers" --
Condemning the victimized --
The assignment of blame --
The response to victimization: Extreme tests of the belief in a just world --
Who believes in a just world: Dimension or style --
Deserving versus justice.
Series Title: Perspectives in social psychology.
Responsibility: Melvin J. Lerner.

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