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Culture and Envy

Charles Lindholm

in Envy: Theory and Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327953
eISBN:
9780199301485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327953.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the anthropological perspective on envy. It establishes a framework for thinking about envy, and then delves into ethnographic details, using as an example the society in which ... More


Altruism, Pathology, and Culture

John W. Traphagan

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0190
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the influence of culture in defining what is meant by the concept of altruism and how notions of pathology are shaped by cultural values that are used to define what is deemed ... More


The Holocaust and the Four Roots of Evil

Roy F. Baumeister

in Understanding Genocide: The Social Psychology of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195133622
eISBN:
9780199847952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133622.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Holocaust was one of the most shocking and disgraceful events of the twentieth century. It is widely estimated that the genocide led to 11 million civilian deaths, including 6 million Jews. Nazi ... More


Background

Mona Sue Weissmark

in Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157574
eISBN:
9780199848485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157574.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the views of German participants and the subjects in Stanley Milgram's experiment on the moral justification of what is good. For ... More


The Gratitude of Exchange and the Gratitude of Caring: A Developmental-Interactionist Perspective of Moral Emotion

Ross Buck

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the difference between gratitude of exchange and gratitude of caring from a developmental-interactionist perspective of moral emotion. It suggests that complete treatments of ... More


Identity Justification: Identifying with the “Lesser of Two Evils”

Eric W. Groenendyk

in Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969807
eISBN:
9780199346110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969807.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 seeks evidence of party identity justification to demonstrate the existence of partisan motivation. Clearly, a person would have no reason to rationalize away disagreement with her party ... More


The Soldier of the Apocalypse

David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

in Sanity and Sanctity: Mental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300071917
eISBN:
9780300131994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents the case of Benjamin, soldier of the apocalypse. The therapists' wish to understand (and help) and the patient's wish to be understood (and helped) led to the gradual revelation ... More


Violent Rejection of Law and Democratic Principles

Kees Van Den Bos

in Why People Radicalize

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190657345
eISBN:
9780190657376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657345.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 9 discusses when radical thoughts and associated feelings shift to radical and extremist behaviors. The chapter aims to delineate the ontogenesis of radical behavior by arguing that the ... More


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