Responses to Victimizations and Belief in a Just World

Hardcover | September 30, 1998

EditorLeo Montada, Melvin J. Lerner

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This thoroughly detailed text examines how an individual's belief in a just world determines his or her sense of, and responses to, victimization. It explores the direct and indirect relationships between justice, fate, risk, self-determinism, and self-interest, among other issues. The volume also includes methods of measuring beliefs in a just world and considers components of delusion, knowledge, and justification in the equation.

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This thoroughly detailed text examines how an individual's belief in a just world determines his or her sense of, and responses to, victimization. It explores the direct and indirect relationships between justice, fate, risk, self-determinism, and self-interest, among other issues. The volume also includes methods of measuring bel...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:293 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:September 30, 1998Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306460300

ISBN - 13:9780306460302

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Introduction: An Overview: Advances in `Belief in a Just World' Theory and Methods; M.J. Lerner, L. Montada. Advances in Research on Observers' Reactions to Victims. Immanent Justice and Ultimate Justice: Two Ways of Believing in Justice; J. Maes. BJW and Self-Efficacy in Coping with Observed Victimization: Results from a Study About Unemployment; C.Mohiyeddini, L. Montada. How Do Observers of Victimization Preserver Their Belief in a Just World Cognitively or Actionally? Findings From a Longitudinal Study; B. Reichle, et al. Innovative Extensions of BJW and Self-Experienced Injustices: Individual Differences in the Belief in a Just World and Responses to Personal Misfortune; C.L. Hafer, J.M. Olson. Belief in a Just World, Well-Being, and Coping with an Unjust Fate; C. Dalbert. Analytic Perspectives for Assessing the Construct: Belief in a Just World: Measuring the Beliefs in a Just World; A. Furnham. Eight Stages in the Development of Research on the Construct of Belief in a Just World; J. Maes. Looking Back and Then Forward to the Next Generation of Research on BJW: Belief in a Just World: A Hybrid of Justice Motive and Self-Interest? L. Montada. 4 Additional Chapters. Index.