1st Edition

Social Justice In A Diverse Society

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    318 Pages
    by Routledge

    Issues of social justice have been an important part of social psychology since the explosion of psychological research that occurred during and after World War II. At that time, psychologists began to move away from earlier theories that paid little attention to people's subjective understanding of the world. As increasing attention was paid to people's thoughts about their social experiences, it was discovered that people are strongly affected by their assessments of what is just or fair in their dealings with others. This recognition has led to a broad range of studies exploring what people mean by justice and how it influences their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

    List of Tables and Figures

    Part 1: Introduction

    1. The Psychology of Social Justice

    2. Relative Deprivation

    Part 2: Is Justice Important to People's Feelings and Attitudes?

    3. Distributive Justice

    4. Procedural Justice

    5. Retributive Justice

    Part 3: Behavioral Reactions to Justice and Injustice

    6. Psychological Versus Behavioral Responses to Injustice

    7. Behavioral Reactions to Injustice

    Part 4: Why Do People Care About Justice?

    8. The Nature of the Justice Motive

    Part 5: When Does Justice Matter?

    9. Social Structural Influences

    10. Culture


    About the Book and Authors



    Tyler, Tom; Boeckmann, Robert J; Smith, Heather J; Huo, Yuen J