Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 September 2002

376 Pages | 8 line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195133622

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Understanding Genocide

The Social Psychology of the Holocaust

Edited by Leonard S. Newman and Ralph Erber

This volume presents contemporary social psychological theory and research to shed light on why seemingly normal people would participate in genocide. Focusing on the Holocaust, the book covers how difficult life conditions, scapegoating, cultural beliefs, conformity and obedience, personality, and self-deception may have served to facilitate the initiation of genocide.


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