Experimental research on just-world theory: problems, developments, and future challenges.

@article{Hafer2005ExperimentalRO,
  title={Experimental research on just-world theory: problems, developments, and future challenges.},
  author={Carolyn L. Hafer and Laurent B{\`e}gue},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={
          128-67
        }
}
M. J. Lerner (1980) proposed that people need to believe in a just world; thus, evidence that the world is not just is threatening, and people have a number of strategies for reducing such threats. Early research on this idea, and on just-world theory more broadly, was reviewed in early publications (e.g., M. J. Lerner, 1980; M. J. Lerner & D. T. Miller, 1978). In the present article, focus is directed on the post-1980 experimental research on this theory. First, 2 conceptualizations of the… CONTINUE READING

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