A Prospective Investigation of the Relationship Between Just-World Beliefs and the Desire for Revenge After September 11, 2001

  title={A Prospective Investigation of the Relationship Between Just-World Beliefs and the Desire for Revenge After September 11, 2001},
  author={Cheryl R. Kaiser and S. Brooke Vick and Brenda Major},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={503 - 506}
We prospectively examined the relationship between individuals' belief in a just world and their desire for revenge against the perpetrators of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States. Eighty-three undergraduate students who had completed a measure of just-world beliefs prior to the terrorist attacks were assessed approximately 2 months following the attacks. The more strongly they had endorsed just-world beliefs prior to the attacks, the more distressed they felt about the… 

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