The belief in an unjust world: An egotistic delusion

  title={The belief in an unjust world: An egotistic delusion},
  author={Dariusz Doliński},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
  • D. Doliński
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Psychology
  • Social Justice Research
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