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The Justice Motive in Everyday Life - Michael Ross

The Justice Motive in Everyday Life

By: Michael Ross (Editor), Dale T. Miller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th February 2002
ISBN: 9780521802154
Number Of Pages: 456

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This book contains new essays in honor of Melvin J. Lerner, a pioneer in the psychological study of justice. The contributors to this volume are internationally renowned scholars from psychology, business, and law. They examine the role of justice motivation in a wide variety of contexts, including workplace violence, affirmative action programs, helping or harming innocent victims and how people react to their own fate. Contributors explore fundamental issues such as whether people's interest in justice is motivated by self-interest or a genuine concern for the welfare of others, when and why people feel a need to punish transgressors, how a concern for justice emerges during the development of societies and individuals, and the relation of justice motivation to moral motivation. How an understanding of justice motivation can contribute to the amelioration of major social problems is also examined.

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Introduction
Introduction
Pursuing the justice motive
Theoretical Perspectives on the Justice Motive
Doing justice to the justice motive
The justice motive in perspective
Perverse justice and perverse norms: another turn of the screw
Justice motivation; moral motivation
Victim Derogation and the Belief in a Just World
Why we reject innocent victims
Helping and rationalization as alternative strategies for restoring the belief in a just world: evidence from longitudinal change analyses
Violence in the workplace: the explanatory strength of social (in)justice theories
The just world and Winston Churchill: an approach/avoidance conflict about psychological distance when harming victims
The Justice Motive and Pro-Social Behavior
Just world, social responsibility, and helping behavior
Policies to redress social injustice: is the concern for justice a cause both of support and opposition?
Justice and empathy: what motivates people to help others?
The justice motive and altruistic helping: rescuers of Jews in Nazi occupied Europe
Acting righteously: the influence of attitude, moral responsibility, and emotional involvement
Justice-based Reactions to Transgressors
Retributive justice: its social context
Just punishments: research on retributional justice
Deservingness, entitlement, and reactions to outcomes
Just world processes in demonizing
Justice and Reaction to One's Own Fate
Belief in a just world as personal resource in school
Awakening to discrimination
Deservingness and perceptions of procedural justice in citizen encounters with the police
Fairness judgments as cognitions
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ISBN: 9780521802154
ISBN-10: 0521802156
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 11th February 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.84