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Social Psychology and Justice

1st Edition

Edited by E. Allan Lind


306 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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This ground-breaking new volume reviews and extends theory and research on the psychology of justice in social contexts, exploring the dynamics of fairness judgments and their consequences.

Perceptions of fairness, and the factors that cause and are caused by fairness perceptions, have long been an important part of social psychology. Featuring work from leading scholars on psychological processes involved in reactions to fairness, as well as the applications of justice research to government institutions, policing, medical care and the development of radical and extremist behavior, the book expertly brings together two traditionally distinct branches of social psychology: social cognition and interpersonal relations. Examining how people judge whether the treatment they experience from others is fair and how this effects their attitudes and behaviors, this essential collection draws on theory and research from multiple disciplines as it explores the dynamics of fairness judgments and their consequences.

Integrating theory on interpersonal relations and social cognition, and featuring innovative biological research, this is the ideal companion for senior undergraduates and graduates, as well as researchers and scholars interested in the social psychology of justice.

Table of Contents

  1. The Study of Justice in Social Psychology and Related Fields E. Allan Lind
  2. The Biology of Fairness Sarah F. Brosnan
  3. Justification and rationalization: Causes, boundaries and consequences of motivated justice perceptions Holly R. Engstrom, Adam Alic, and Kristin Laurin
  4. Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Psychology of Fairness E. Allan Lind
  5. Distributive Justice Norms, Social Value Orientations, and Social Relations Models: An Integrative Account Robert MacCoun and Sarah Polcz
  6. A Fairness Theory Update Robert Folger and Jigyashu Shukla
  7. Procedural justice and Policing Tom R. Tyler
  8. Injustice and Violent Extremism: Methodological Directions for Future Justice Research Kees van den Bos
  9. New Directions of Research in Fairness and Legal Authority Perceptions Jonathon Jackson and Chris Pósch
  10. Organizational Justice is Alive and Well and Living Elsewhere (But Not Too Far Away) Joel Brockner and Batia Wiesenfeld
  11. Organizational Justice and Workplace Emotion Russell S. Cropanzano and Maureen L. Ambrose
  12. The Psychology of Perceived Justice in Shared Decision Making In Health Care Diana Pérez Arechaederra

About the Editor

E. Allan Lind is a professor emeritus at Duke University. He has been engaged in research and theory development on the social psychology of justice for almost 50 years. He has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of New Hampshire, and Duke University. He also served as a research scientist at the Federal Judicial Center, the American Bar Foundation, and the RAND Corporation. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

About the Series

Frontiers of Social Psychology

Frontiers of Social Psychology is one of the field's most influential and distinguished book series. Each volume provides a rigorous and cutting-edge overview of the most recent theoretical, methodological, and practical developments in a substantive area of social psychology, in greater depth than is possible in general social psychology handbooks. Coverage includes major established topics and new and emerging areas. The Editors and contributors are all internationally renowned scholars, whose work is at the cutting-edge of research.

Scholarly, yet accessible, the volumes in the Frontiers series are an essential resource for senior undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and practitioners, and are suitable as textbooks in advanced courses in specific sub-areas of social psychology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Research
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology