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›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 373-378.

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Belief in a Just World:
The Conception, Measurement and Hot Topics

Du Jianzheng;Zhu Zhenbing   

  1. Education Science College, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China
  • Received:2006-07-08 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Du Jianzheng

Abstract: The belief in a just world (BJW) is a new area for the just research in psychology, and it is first introduced by Lerner, an American psychologist. The just world hypothesis states that people have a need to belief that their environment is a just and orderly place where people usually get what they deserve and deserve what they get. The paradoxical concept serves an important adaptive function for the individual, and sparks a wave of similar experiments. This paper reviews researches on belief in a just world

Key words: belief in a just world, blame of victims, psychological justice

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