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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 183 journals)
Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition     Full-text available via subscription   (4 followers)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (97 followers)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (1 follower)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (17 followers)
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (15 followers)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (5 followers)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Partner Abuse     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (81 followers)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (17 followers)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (13 followers)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal  
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (89 followers)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (2 followers)
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Trabajo Social     Open Access  
Safer Communities     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (17 followers)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (11 followers)
Service social     Full-text available via subscription  
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access  
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (3 followers)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (6 followers)
Social Care and Neurodisability     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (10 followers)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (9 followers)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (72 followers)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (4 followers)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Social Studies of Science     Hybrid Journal   (18 followers)
Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (19 followers)
Social Work & Social Sciences Review     Full-text available via subscription   (12 followers)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (10 followers)
Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (16 followers)
Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (11 followers)
Social Work With Groups     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
Sociedade e Estado     Open Access  
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (6 followers)
SourceOCDE Questions sociales/Migrations/Sante     Full-text available via subscription  
Soziale Passagen     Hybrid Journal   (1 follower)
Sozialer Fortschritt     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Technical Aid to the Disabled Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Tempo Social     Open Access   (1 follower)
The Milbank Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (7 followers)
Third Sector Review     Full-text available via subscription   (1 follower)
Third World Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (8 followers)
unsere jugend     Full-text available via subscription  
Violence and Victims     Full-text available via subscription   (5 followers)
Youth Studies Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (2 followers)
Zeitschrift für Hochschulrecht, Hochschulmanagement und Hochschulpolitik: zfhr     Hybrid Journal   (3 followers)

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Social Justice Research    [12 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 1573-6725 - ISSN (Online) 0885-7466
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2187 journals]   [SJR: 0.688]   [H-I: 26]
  • Justice for All? Factors Affecting Perceptions of Environmental and
           Ecological Injustice
    • Abstract: Abstract Moving beyond the typical focus on individual injustices, we examine individual-level and contextual factors affecting perceptions of justice with regard to the environment. Specifically, we examine decision-making procedures pertaining to environmental resource use and harms across groups of people; the distribution of environmental harms; and the direct treatment of the natural environment (i.e., procedural environmental justice, distributive environmental injustice, and ecological injustice, respectively). To test our hypotheses, we use data from a survey administered to a cohort of first-year college students at a southeastern university. Results demonstrate that environmental identity and perceptions of the extent to which the university context encourages sustainability consistently enhance perceptions of all three types of justice. Other factors differentially affect each type of justice. We discuss the importance of the patterns that emerge for environmental and sustainability education and speculate on the implications of moving from thinking about (in)justice related to the environment as an individual issue to one of the collectivity.
      PubDate: 2013-12-15
       
  • The Deterioration of Democratic Political Culture: Consequences of the
           Perception of Inequality
    • Abstract: Abstract Using survey data from nine East European members of the European Union, I find that citizens’ political and social disengagement is strongly related to their perceptions of inequalities in society. Specifically, individuals’ perceptions that income and social inequalities are excessive clearly coordinates with lower levels of trust and political efficacy, as well as higher levels of both a general suspicion of others and political apathy. This is troubling as these attitudes and orientations are part of what constitute a healthy democratic political culture and thus germane to the long-term legitimacy of both national and EU governance. Further, in contrast to much of the work on inequality, this effect is neither contingent on individuals’ income levels nor clearly linked to national-level economic indicators.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
       
  • Revolution for Breakfast: Intersections of Activism, Service, and Violence
           in the Black Panther Party’s Community Service Programs
    • Abstract: Abstract While there is a small body of research on service provision by groups that espouse a willingness to use violence, this research often is based on a presumption that service provision is used solely as a utilitarian tool to recruit members for political or violent activities. Through an examination of service provision by the Black Panther Party (BPP), the authors seek to problematize the utilitarian notion of service provision by reframing political activism, service, and violence as parallel acts of resistance serving similar purposes of countering oppression and healing communities. During field research in Oakland, California, extensive information was collected through interviews with former BPP members and recipients of BPP social services, as well as archival documents and audiovisual materials produced both about and by the BPP. The analysis explores several examples of the BPP offering free healthcare, breakfast, and education services. The data provide evidence that an organization that has been traditionally framed as militant not only acted rationally, but also provided an important defense for their community. Both their social service provision and their commitment to bear arms were viewed locally as acts of compassion, protection, and love.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
       
  • “Why There?” Islamophobia, Environmental Conflict, and
           Justice at Ground Zero
    • Abstract: Abstract Conflicts over environmental spaces that are sites of trauma or have been designated as sacred involve questions about who has a legitimate stake in determining the use of the site, and where the hallowedness attached to that space ends. We examine these questions in a study of the 2009–2010 controversy about the Park51 [sic] Islamic Community Center, sometimes called the “Ground Zero Mosque,” to examine how issues of distributive, procedural, and inclusionary justice play out in a conflict over valuable land close to Ground Zero. This conflict, though in a specifically fraught locale, speaks to resistance to mosque construction in the USA and Europe. Using newspaper articles on the public debate as data (N = 65), and performing a thematic analysis, we identified four key themes: (1) views of Islam, (2) conflict, (3) American identity and ideals, and (4) proximity and place. Utilizing Chi square analyses to examine the effect of propinquity on support for Park51, we found that people living within New York City were more likely to support Park51 than those outside of the city. Our conclusion discusses constructs that link values, space, and social relations—hallowed ground, place attachment, social distance—and discuss their relationship to justice. We argue that while several kinds of justice are relevant, at its heart, this conflict concerns inclusionary questions about who can speak, who belongs, and who should be excluded.
      PubDate: 2013-12-01
       
  • Social Justice Attitudes and Their Demographic Correlates Among a
           Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Adolescents
    • Abstract: Compared to extant studies, this study uses more rigorous analyses to describe social justice attitudes and their correlates among a nationally representative sample of 2,811 U.S. ninth-graders. Females and adolescents with more educated mothers tended to express more support for social justice. Strikingly, about 90 % of adolescents believed that equal opportunity to obtain a good education exists in the U.S. Adolescents were also more likely to support abstract social justice principles rather than solutions that promote social justice: about 80 % agreed that all races and genders should have equal opportunities, but only 55 % reported that government should be responsible for individuals’ economic needs. Differences between U.S. adolescents’ and adults’ attitudes are noted, and implications for future research are presented.
      PubDate: 2013-10-17
       
  • Is it Fair to Share? Perceptions of Fairness in the Division of
           Housework Among Couples in 22 Countries
    • Abstract: Abstract This study explores the relationship between the actual division of housework and men’s and women’s perceived fairness in this regard. The central question is how the actual sharing of housework influences the perceptions of fairness in the division of housework. It is hypothesised that the perceptions of fairness differ between policy models. In countries where gender equality has been more present on the political agenda and dual-earner policies have been introduced, people are expected to be more sensitive to an unfair sharing or division of housework. By analysing the relationship between actual division of housework and perceptions of fairness in household work for 22 countries representing different family policy models, the study takes on a comparative perspective with the purpose of analysing the normative impact of policy. The analysis draws on data from the 2002 round of the International Social Survey Programme on family and changing gender roles. The results show that in countries that have promoted gender equality through the introduction of policies with an aim to promote dual roles in work and family, both women and men are more sensitive to an unfair division of household labour. The difference between perceptions in the different policy models is greater among men than among women, indicating that a politicization of the dual-earner family is more important for men’s equity perceptions than women’s.
      PubDate: 2013-09-18
       
  • Social Justice and the Human–Environment Relationship: Common
           Systemic, Ideological, and Psychological Roots and Processes
    • Abstract: Abstract Historical analyses and contemporary social psychological research demonstrate that prevailing systems, institutions, and practices espouse an ideology of conflict between humans and the natural world. The established paradigm of society espouses domination of and separation from the natural environment, and manifests in environmentally detrimental attitudes and practices. Ecological exploitation appears to stem from the same root socioeconomic processes as social injustice—the hierarchical arrangement of power which places some groups and the environment in a position devoid of power or rights. Accordingly, endorsement of social and environmental injustice is exacerbated by tendencies toward domination and hierarchy, such as social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism. Moreover, injustice is perpetuated by motivation to uphold and justify social structures and the dominant paradigm, which stifles societal change toward intergroup fairness and equality and motivates denial and neglect in the face of environmental problems. Ideological tendencies in service of the system, including political conservatism, belief in a just world, and free market ideology, contribute toward perpetuating injustice as well as anti-environmental sentiment and behavior. Considering the shared psychological and ideological underpinnings of social and environmental injustice point to important interventions, such as cultivating interdependence through contact, fostering inclusive representations, and harnessing ideological motives toward overcoming resistance to change, and carry implications for expanding the scope of justice theory, research, and practice.
      PubDate: 2013-08-25
       
  • Integrating Organizational Justice and Affect: New Insights, Challenges,
           and Opportunities
    • Abstract: Abstract Building on the foundation offered by Cropanzano et al. in their recent book titled Social Justice and the Experience of Emotion (Cropanzano et al. in Social justice and the experience of emotions, Routledge, New York, 2011), we argue that further integrating the literatures on organizational justice and affect has the potential to create important insights that can further our understanding of both literatures. In order to capitalize on these opportunities, however, we argue that justice scholars must increase the clarity of our constructs, address critical gaps in the literature, and question underlying assumptions in the field as well as within the paradigms that have traditionally been adopted to explore justice issues. We propose a number of research avenues that can not only facilitate our understanding of organizational justice by addressing challenges and gaps in the literature, but can also help further integrate the organizational justice and affect literatures. We conclude by discussing methodologies and approaches that can help organizational justice researchers to explore these new research opportunities.
      PubDate: 2013-08-21
       
  • Introduction to “Environmental Justice”
    • Abstract: Abstract Justice issues have been prominent in the environmental debate since its beginning in the second half of the twentieth century. This is not surprising, because environmental crises highlight our conceptions of justice, challenging us to consider their adequacy as well as their implications. Does current justice theory accurately describe the issues raised by environmental threats, especially about the justice for future generations? What are the implications of perceptions of justice or injustice for responses to environmental problems, up to and including social protest? For the most part, environmental social sciences have not been at the forefront of these debates, despite some very important contributions. The goal of the present issue is, therefore, to bring together researchers in the field of environmental psychology and justice research and to provide a forum for current research in the field of environmental justice. This introduction gives a short overview of past, present, and emerging findings and questions.
      PubDate: 2013-08-21
       
  • Acceptance and Support of the Australian Carbon Policy
    • Abstract: Abstract In July 2012, the Australian government instituted the Clean Energy Legislative Package. This policy, commonly known as the carbon policy or carbon tax, holds industries responsible for emissions they release through a carbon price. Because this will have an indirect effect on consumer costs, the policy also includes a compensation package for households indirectly impacted. This study, building upon past work in distributive justice, examines the determinants of the policy’s acceptance and support. We proposed perceived fairness and effectiveness of the policy, and endorsement of free-market ideology, would directly predict policy acceptance. We tested this through an on-line survey of Australian citizens and found that policy acceptance was predicted by perceived fairness and effectiveness. More Australians found the policy acceptable (43 %) than unacceptable (36 %), and many found it neither acceptable nor unacceptable (21 %). In contrast, when asked about support, more Australians tended not to support the policy (53 %) than support it (47 %). Support was predicted by main effects for perceived fairness, effectiveness, free-market ideology, and the interaction between free-market ideology and effectiveness. We conclude by considering some of the implications of our results for the implementation of policies addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation, for theories of social justice and attitudinal ambivalence, and for the continuing integration of research between economics and psychology. Furthermore, we argue for the distinction between policy support and acceptance and discourage the interchangeable use of these terms.
      PubDate: 2013-08-15
       
  • What is Fair Punishment for Alex or Ahmed? Perspective Taking        class="a-plus-plus">Increases Racial Bias in
           Retributive Justice Judgments
    • Abstract: Abstract Previous research frequently found that perspective taking may reduce various sorts of racial biases. In the present research, we propose that perspective taking may increase racial bias in the specific context of retributive justice judgments, that is, evaluations of what punishment is considered fair for offenders. In two studies, we manipulated whether or not participants took the perspective of a target offender, who was named either Alex or Ahmed. Results revealed evidence for racial bias under conditions of perspective taking in both studies: Perspective taking increased punishment for Ahmed, but not for Alex, in a theft case (Study 1). Furthermore, perspective taking decreased punishment for Alex, but not for Ahmed, in the case of less severe offense that is less clearly intentional (Study 2). The consequence is similar in both studies: More severe retributive justice judgments for Ahmed than for Alex under conditions of perspective taking.
      PubDate: 2013-08-14
       
  • Ecological Belief in a Just World
    • Abstract: Abstract To date, there is considerable evidence that the perception of injustice influences environmental behavior in a positive way. Nevertheless, some people do not take action, even if the injustice seems obvious. Concerning this matter, approaches like the belief in a just world theory or system justification theory provide an explanation. However, so far, there is no scientific research on whether the perception of ecological justice, which is taken for granted, concerning an ecological belief in a just world (EBJW) may lead to differences in people’s environmental behavior. This paper investigates a newly conceived construct of the EBJW, regarding its occurrence as well as its disposition in the context of other constructs. Therefore, a new scale has been developed for the purpose of this study by means of a questionnaire with German citizens (n = 312) examining motives for energy-relevant behavior. The scale analyses confirm the validity of the new scale. Even though the EBJW did not score high in the total sample, possibly due to significant differences between the participants (particularly socio-demographic variables and different group memberships) it can be stated that there is definitely a relationship between the EBJW and justification arguments and, ultimately, a lack of responsibility for energy saving. Regression analyses reveal that the EBJW, together with cognitive and affective appraisals of justice, can explain energy-relevant commitment, such as engagement in behavior that has negative impact on the climate. Based on these findings, it is suggested that the EBJW is measurable and that it seems to warrant further research.
      PubDate: 2013-08-11
       
  • Is the Environment Getting Its Fair Share? An Analysis of the
           Australian Water Reform Process Using a Social Justice Framework
    • Abstract: Abstract Australia is currently undergoing fundamental and far-reaching reforms in water management that have been prompted by wide-spread environmental degradation caused by past water management practices. This paper is an extract of a wider study that explores how governments incorporate social justice into water reform policies and how that effort is perceived by non-government stakeholders. Using a comprehensive Social Justice Framework, we used a mixed methods approach that combines a quantitative content analysis of key water reform documents with a qualitative semistructured interview process to identify and analyse three principles of social justice that apply to the environment as a water stakeholder: need as a distributive justice principle, representativeness and accuracy as procedural justice principles. We found that the environment is identified as a legitimate water stakeholder whose needs are meant to be assured through the water reform process. However, the environment suffers from a crisis of identity. Other water stakeholders claim to speak for the environment but say different things. Thus, due to a diversity of voices, strong government intention to satisfy environmental needs is diluted in practice. Furthermore, the prerogative to define and measure environmental needs through science, while deemed to be fair and objective, leads to unintended consequences that complicate management and disenfranchise less scientifically capable stakeholders. Overall, we believe that the formal recognition of the environment as a stakeholder in water reform is a significant forward step but its crisis of identity must be resolved before the environment can fully utilise its new role as a stakeholder.
      PubDate: 2013-07-28
       
  • The Relationship Between Moral Judgments and Causal Explanations of
           Everyday Environmental Crimes
    • Abstract: Abstract Environmental crimes are behaviors that break environmental laws but are not universally perceived as illegal, or even reproachable, though they harm both the environment and human beings. This lack of social reproach may be related to the peculiarities of the consequences, sanctions, victims, and perpetrators. This study aims to analyze the social perception of environmental crime, focusing on the moral judgment and explanation of instances occurring in the surroundings of ordinary people in their everyday lives. A questionnaire including seven descriptions of environmental transgressions and 17 rating scales referring to moral judgments and behavior explanations was answered by 487 persons, living in a territory highly protected by environmental laws. Results show that people generate a perceptive space in which environmental transgressions have relative positions framed by three dimensions. Moral judgments and explanations of environmental crimes are related, and indicate that people consider environmental crime to be wrong in general terms and a reflection of the badness of transgressors. However, certain circumstances may lead individuals who are not really bad to behave illegally in environmental terms. To explain illegal anti-ecological behavior in these circumstances, observers use justifications and excuses that are linked to the peculiarities of illegal anti-ecological behavior.
      PubDate: 2013-07-24
       
  • When Appreciating Nature Makes One Care Less for Human Beings: The Role of
           Belief in Just Nature in Helping Victims of Natural Disasters
    • Abstract: Abstract The concept that nature is just and that it can act against its perpetrators is widespread among environmentalists. In the research presented, we show the consequences of sharing just-nature beliefs for reactions toward victims of natural catastrophes. A preliminary qualitative analysis of environmentalist discourse related to victims of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused by a tsunami showed that just-nature beliefs were used to justify the Japanese tragedy. In the following three quantitative studies, we demonstrate that the belief in just-nature is related to a diminished tendency to help human beings who suffered from natural catastrophes. Two correlation studies conducted directly after the earthquake in Japan in 2011 on members of ecological organizations (N = 183) and undergraduates (N = 123) showed that just-nature beliefs result in a tendency to help by giving donations for reducing the consequences of nature rather than for human victims of the tragedy. The results were replicated in a correlation study of undergraduates (N = 153) conducted after Hurricane Sandy.
      PubDate: 2013-07-20
       
  • Making Sense of the Senseless: Identity, Justice, and the Framing of
           Environmental Crises
    • Abstract: Abstract Responses to environmental crises will depend on the way in which these events are understood and characterized, perceptions that may be affected by media frames as well as by individual motivations. This paper reports on two studies looking at the role of justice and framing of environmental problems. In Study 1, 297 participants were asked to characterize the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon as an injustice, a crime, or a natural disaster following a description of the event that focused on one of several different types of harm. They also rated harm caused, responsibility for the harm, and their own affective response. In Study 2, 387 participants read a paragraph about climate change that focused on one of several targets of harm and then rated the threat of climate change, responsibility for addressing climate change, and affective response. In both studies, general belief in a just world was associated with weaker negative affect, whereas environmental identity and a liberal political orientation were associated with stronger responses. Business and industry were seen as primarily responsible for both causing and remediating the problems. Framing the issue had a limited influence. The results suggest that political differences in environmental concern are associated with different characterizations of environmental crises and that a desire for justice can both facilitate and hamper pro-environmental responses.
      PubDate: 2013-07-06
       
  • Solving Unsolvable Conflicts: Review and Commentary on Coleman (2011)
    • PubDate: 2013-05-14
       
  • Less is Sometimes More: Consequences of Overpayment on Job Satisfaction
           and Absenteeism
    • Abstract: Abstract This article investigates the responsive and purposive consequences of overpayment by studying changes in job satisfaction and absenteeism over time. Overpayment is defined as the positive deviation from the net earnings subjectively considered being fair. Two theoretical approaches are tested providing differing predictions: The self-interest model predicts that any increase in earnings always increases individual job satisfaction and that no changes arise in the number of days absent. The justice model predicts that overpayment reduces individual job satisfaction, and that absenteeism decreases in the period that follows. These predictions are tested with longitudinal data from a large-scale survey by means of fixed-effects regression analysis. The results show that increases in pay that are perceived as overpayment decrease job satisfaction and reduce absenteeism in the subsequent period.
      PubDate: 2013-05-14
       
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses Affects Perceptions of Distributive Justice
    • Abstract: Abstract An experimental field study investigated why people of higher social standing might jump to the conclusion that an injustice has occurred when an authority implements a program that benefits some constituents but not others. High-status individuals are uniquely vulnerable to downward mobility, especially in the event that a situation does not benefit them, but does benefit their high-status peers. In our study, students in a university course were asked to judge a bonus program by which the grades for some would increase and the grades for others would remain the same. Two framing conditions were used, each providing an example in which only one of two students would benefit from the program. In the peer-gets-ahead condition, the two students were of equal status before the program acted to differentiate them, and in the inferior-catches-up condition, the two students differed in status before the program acted to equate them. A majority of students responded favorably to the program, although this number was affected strongly by framing, with almost unanimous approval in the inferior-catches-up condition and comparatively modest approval in the peer-gets-ahead condition. Objections in the latter condition were most frequent among high-status students, who were implicitly uncomfortable with the possibility that their status could decrease relative to some of their high-status peers. Explicitly, their objections used the language of social injustice, especially claims of distributive unfairness. We argue that these perceptions of injustice are a cognitive manifestation of an aversion to any situation that could result in downward mobility.
      PubDate: 2013-04-04
       
  • Increased Voting for Candidates Who Compensate Victims Rather than Punish
           Offenders
    • Abstract: Abstract Three studies demonstrate that people are more likely to vote for political candidates who respond to injustice in a compensatory rather than punitive manner. Participants were more likely to vote for candidates who responded to various transgressions (the Darfur crisis, campus bike theft, and domestic violence) by compensating victims (or simultaneously compensating victims and punishing perpetrators) rather than solely punishing the perpetrator or not responding. Furthermore, participants’ perceptions of candidates’ warmth (but not competence) mediated the relationship between punishing versus compensating and voting.
      PubDate: 2013-03-28
       
 
 
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