The Belief in a Just World and Willingness to Accommodate among Married and Dating Couples

  • Isaac M. Lipkus
  • Victor Bissonnette
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)

Abstract

Since the mid 1960s, the effects of individual differences in one’s Belief in a Just World (BJW; Lerner, 1980; Lerner and Miller, 1978; Rubin and Peplau, 1975) has been applied to various domains. One area that seems particularly promising is the understanding of how the BJW might be related to a number of important indicators of relationship functioning and well-being. In this chapter, we will review some preliminary findings that have been obtained from samples of married and dating couples relating the BJW to one style of handling interpersonal conflict, willingness to accommodate.

Keywords

Married Couple Relationship Partner Experimental Social Psychology Partner Effect World Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaac M. Lipkus
    • 1
  • Victor Bissonnette
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammondUSA

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