Who Believes in a Just World

Dimension or Style?
  • Melvin J. Lerner
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (CISJ)

Abstract

Throughout this book, I have been referring to the way “people” react. The clear implication, of course, is that we all need to and do believe that we live in a just world, where rules of deserving and justice apply. But not all people believe that they live in a just world and probably not everyone cares whether the world is just or not. And there probably are some people who would prefer to believe that the world is a miserable jungle run by cynical forces, and that tragedy, pathos, and emptiness are the central themes of human existence.

Keywords

Electric Shock Religious View Lower Middle Class Social Desirability Scale Religious Perspective 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin J. Lerner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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