The Psychology of Justice and Legitimacy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-28
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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In response to the international turmoil, violence, and increasing ideological polarization, social psychological interest in the topics of legitimacy and social justice has blossomed considerably. This integrative volume illustrates the diversity and richness of research in the field, explaining how and why people make sense of injustice at all levels of analysis.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Knitting Together an Elephant: An Integrative Approach to Understanding the Psychology of Justice Reasoningp. 1
Injustice and Identity: How We Respond to Unjust Treatment Depends on How We Perceive Ourselvesp. 27
Beyond Blame and Derogation of Victims: Just-World Dynamics in Everyday Lifep. 53
Preserving the Belief in a Just World: When and for Whom Are Different Strategies Preferred?p. 79
From Moral Outrage to Social Protest: The Role of Psychological Standingp. 103
Deservingness, the Scope of Justice, and Actions Toward Othersp. 125
The Power of the Status Quo: Consequences for Maintaining and Perpetuating Inequalityp. 151
System Justification: How Do We Know It's Motivated?p. 173
Self-Regulation, Homeostasis, and Behavioral Disinhibition in Normative Judgmentsp. 205
The Psychology of Punishment: Intuition and Reason, Retribution and Restorationp. 229
Legitimacy and Rule Adherence: A Psychological Perspective on the Antecedents and Consequences of Legitimacyp. 251
Justice in Aboriginal Language Policy and Practices: Fighting Institutional Discrimination and Linguicidep. 273
The Antecedents, Nature, and Effectiveness of Political Apologies for Historical Injusticesp. 299
Author Indexp. 325
Subject Indexp. 335
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