The Justice Motive in Everyday Life

The Justice Motive in Everyday Life

by Michael Ross

This book describes how a concern for justice affects people's judgements and behaviours.See more details below


This book describes how a concern for justice affects people's judgements and behaviours.

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Cambridge University Press
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New Edition
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5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1Overview of the Volume3
2Pursuing the Justice Motive10
Theoretical Perspectives on the Justice Motive
3Doing Justice to the Justice Motive41
4The Justice Motive in Perspective63
5Perverse Justice and Perverse Norms: Another Turn of the Screw79
6Justice Motivation and Moral Motivation91
Victim Derogation and the Belief in a Just World
7Why We Reject Innocent Victims109
8Helping and Rationalization as Alternative Strategies for Restoring the Belief in a Just World: Evidence from Longitudinal Change Analyses127
9Violence in the Workplace: The Explanatory Strength of Social (In)Justice Theories149
10The Just World and Winston Churchill: An Approach/Avoidance Conflict about Psychological Distance When Harming Victims168
The Justice Motive and Prosocial Behavior
11Just World, Social Responsibility, and Helping Behavior189
12Policies to Redress Social Injustice: Is the Concern for Justice a Cause Both of Support and of Opposition?204
13Justice and Empathy: What Motivates People to Help Others?226
14The Justice Motive and Altruistic Helping: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Europe251
15Acting Righteously: The Influence of Attitude, Moral Responsibility, and Emotional Involvement271
Justice-based Reactions to Transgressors
16Redistributive Justice: Its Social Context291
17Just Punishments: Research on Retributional Justice314
18Deservingness, Entitlement, and Reactions to Outcomes334
19Just World Processes in Demonizing350
Justice and Reaction to One's Own Fate
20Belief in a Just World as a Personal Resource in School365
21Awakening to Discrimination382
22Deservingness and Perceptions of Procedural Justice in Citizen Encounters with the Police397
23Fairness Judgments as Cognitions416
Name Index433
Subject Index441

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