When suffering begets suffering: the psychology of competitive victimhood between adversarial groups in violent conflicts.

@article{Noor2012WhenSB,
  title={When suffering begets suffering: the psychology of competitive victimhood between adversarial groups in violent conflicts.},
  author={Masi Noor and Nurit Shnabel and Samer Halabi and Arie Nadler},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={351-74}
}
Inter-group competitive victimhood (CV) describes the efforts of members of groups involved in violent conflicts to establish that their group has suffered more than their adversarial group. Such efforts contribute to conflicts' escalation and impede their peaceful resolution. CV stems from groups' general tendency to compete with each other, along with the deep sense of victimization resulting from conflicts. The authors point to biases that contribute to groups' engagement in CV, describe… CONTINUE READING
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