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What Is Hate?

  • S. Umit Kucuk
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Abstract

In this chapter, I tried to explain the hate in light of the available psychology literature. I tried to define general human feeling of hate with examples in two important components: “threatened egotism” and “perceived injustice”. I focused on threatened egotism and perceive injustice as the major root-causes of feeling of hate and anger. I used Sternberg’s hate classification in order to define the various dimensions of hate. I have discussed various forms of hate from low level to high level (or alternatively severe hate) in terms of Sternberg’s Triangular hate model. After reading this chapter, readers should have a basic understanding of the concept of hate and its dimensions.

Keywords

Hate Threatened egotism Perceived injustice Dimensions of hate Hierarchy of hate Severity of hate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Umit Kucuk
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  1. 1.University of WashingtonTacomaUSA

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