The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion

Hardcover | September 30, 1980

byMelvin Lerner

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This book summarizes 20 years of experimental investigations into the phenomenon of "blaming the victim" for misfortune. It presents theory and research generated by the hypothesis that people must maintain the belief that they live in a just world. This belief is shown to be a fundamental delusion which enables people to function despite life's tragedies.

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This book summarizes 20 years of experimental investigations into the phenomenon of "blaming the victim" for misfortune. It presents theory and research generated by the hypothesis that people must maintain the belief that they live in a just world. This belief is shown to be a fundamental delusion which enables people to function desp...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:September 30, 1980Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306404958

ISBN - 13:9780306404955

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