Belief in a Just World and Commitment to Long-Term Deserved Outcomes

@article{Hafer2005BeliefIA,
  title={Belief in a Just World and Commitment to Long-Term Deserved Outcomes},
  author={C. Hafer and L. B{\`e}gue and B. Choma and J. Dempsey},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={429-444}
}
We investigated whether people need to believe in a just world in part because such a belief helps people to work toward long-term goals and to do so in such a way that they are deserved. We assessed participants' long-term goal focus and also their commitment to deserving their outcomes (via a psychopathy scale). In a second session, participants were then exposed to a victim whose situation did or did not contradict a belief in a just world. When the victim's situation contradicted a belief… Expand

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