The Nature of Hate

The Nature of Hate

by Robert J. Sternberg, Karin Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521896983

ISBN-13: 9780521896986

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is hate and why is there so much of it? How does it originate, and what can we do about it? These are some of the questions addressed in The Nature of Hate. This book opens with a discussion of how hate makes its presence felt in the real world. Then it discusses various definitions and theories of hate. Next, it describes a duplex (two-part) theory of hate.

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What is hate and why is there so much of it? How does it originate, and what can we do about it? These are some of the questions addressed in The Nature of Hate. This book opens with a discussion of how hate makes its presence felt in the real world. Then it discusses various definitions and theories of hate. Next, it describes a duplex (two-part) theory of hate. According to the first part of the theory, hate has three components: negation of intimacy, passion, and commitment. According to the second part of the theory, this structure of hate originates from stories people create about the target that, say, a group comprises enemies of God, or monsters, or vermin, or power-crazy tyrants, or any of a number of other stories. The book also discusses hate in the context of interpersonal relationships and surveys the connection of propaganda and hate. The role of hate in instigating terrorism, massacres, and genocides is analyzed, and possible cures for hate are discussed.

About the Author:
Robert J. Sternberg is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Education at Tufts University

About the Author:
Karin Sternberg is Research Associate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, the School of Public Health, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521896986
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
The Problem: The Role of Hate in the World     1
Definitions and Theories of Hate     15
The Duplex Theory of Hate I: The Triangular Theory of the Structure of Hate     51
The Duplex Theory of Hate II: A Story-Based Theory of the Development of Hate     78
Interpersonal Relationships - Love-Hate     110
The Role of Propaganda in Instigating Hate     125
Application of the Duplex Theory of Hate to Massacres, Genocide, and Terrorism     165
Are There Any Cures for Hate?     197
Triangular Hate Scale     217
References     219
Author Index     235
Subject Index     239

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