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Extreme Reactions to Social Justice

19 February 2019 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: 12 February

Lerner’s (1980) belief in a just world theory posits that people are committed to believe that the world is a fair and just place, where everyone gets what they deserve.

Although such a belief sounds unrealistic, it is essentially what drives people to delay gratification and work towards their deserved outcomes in life.

Being confronted with instances of undeserved suffering and misfortune threaten this belief, and therefore, people react in a number of ways to make sense of victimisation and injustice.

This talk will discuss some of these reactions to injustice, including the counter normative reactions of victim blame and derogation, utilising real world examples. 

Intermission Function Room
8 Market Passage
Doors Open 18:45
Event 19:00


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