Journal of Social Issues, Uncertainty and Extremism

Journal of Social Issues, Uncertainty and Extremism

by Michael A. Hogg
     
 

Extremism in society is the source of enormous human suffering and represents a significant social problem. This issue of the Journal of Social Issues assembles a set of 11 empirical and theoretical articles from leading social psychologists to examine the psychological relationship between uncertainty and extremism. The key question that is examined is

Overview

Extremism in society is the source of enormous human suffering and represents a significant social problem. This issue of the Journal of Social Issues assembles a set of 11 empirical and theoretical articles from leading social psychologists to examine the psychological relationship between uncertainty and extremism. The key question that is examined is whether, to what extent and in what fashion do feelings of uncertainty lead people to behave individually or collectively in ways that can be considered extremist – does uncertainty play a causal role in zealotry,
fundamentalism, attitudinal rigidity, ideological orthodoxy, intolerance of dissent, violent social disruption, authoritarian leadership, and so forth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118843635
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/30/2013
Series:
Journal of Social Issues (JOSI) Series
Edition description:
Number 3, 2013
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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