Publisher description for Responses to victimizations and belief in a just world / edited by Leo Montada and 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social justice -- Psychological aspects.
Belief and doubt.
Victims of crimes -- Psychology.