The Justice Motive in Everyday Life

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Overview

The justice motive is a paradox. It can promote acts of great heroism as well as heinous crimes. This book describes how a concern for justice can affect people's judgments and behaviors. The contributors explain why people are motivated to believe in a just world and describe the role this belief plays in people's everyday lives. They also describe how an understanding of justice motivation can help ameliorate social problems such as workplace violence and the failure to help innocent victims. The Justice Motive in Everyday Life will be of interest to students and scholars in psychology, sociology, political science, law and business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521802154
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 456
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction Michael Ross and Dale Miller; 2. Pursuing the justice motive Melvin J. Lerner; Part II. Theoretical Perspectives on the Justice Motive: 3. Doing justice to the justice motive Leo Montada; 4. The justice motive in perspective Riel Vermunt; 5. Perverse justice and perverse norms: another turn of the screw Jose-Miguel Fernandez-Dols; 6. Justice motivation; moral motivation C. Daniel Batson; Part III. Victim Derogation and the Belief in a Just World: 7. Why we reject innocent victims Carolyn L. Hafer; 8. Helping and rationalization as alternative strategies for restoring the belief in a just world: evidence from longitudinal change analyses Barbara Reichle and Manfred Schmitt; 9. Violence in the workplace: the explanatory strength of social (in)justice theories Herman Steensma; 10. The just world and Winston Churchill: an approach/avoidance conflict about psychological distance when harming victims Robert Folger and S. Douglas Pugh; Part IV. The Justice Motive and Pro-Social Behavior: 11. Just world, social responsibility, and helping behavior Hans-Werner Bierhoff; 12. Policies to redress social injustice: is the concern for justice a cause both of support and opposition? D. Ramona Bobocel, Leanne S. Son Hing, Camilla M. Holmvall and Mark P. Zanna; 13. Justice and empathy: what motivates people to help others? Steven L. Blader and Tom R. Tyler; 14. The justice motive and altruistic helping: rescuers of Jews in Nazi occupied Europe Janusz Reykowski; 15. Acting righteously: the influence of attitude, moral responsibility, and emotional involvement Joseph de Rivera, Elena Gerstmann and Lisa Maisels; Part V. Justice-based Reactions to Transgressors: 16. Retributive justice: its social context Neil Vidmar; 17. Just punishments: research on retributional justice John Darley; 18. Deservingness, entitlement, and reactions to outcomes N. T. Feather; 19. Just world processes in demonizing John H. Ellard, Christina D. Miller, Terri-Lynne Baumle and James M. Olson; Part VI. Justice and Reaction to One's Own Fate: 20. Belief in a just world as personal resource in school Claudia Dalbert and Jurgen Maes; 21. Awakening to discrimination Faye J. Crosby and Stacy A. Ropp; 22. Deservingness and perceptions of procedural justice in citizen encounters with the police Jason Sunshine and Larry Heuer; 23. Fairness judgments as cognitions E. Allan Lind.

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