Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2016/Victim blaming motivation
Hello, The first thing that comes to mind in regards to this is the just world hypothesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_hypothesis
Here are some articles you might find helpful http://psp.sagepub.com/content/26/7/853.full.pdf The Role of Political Ideology in Mediating Judgments of Blame in Rape Victims and Their Assailants: A Test of the Just World, Personal Responsibility, and Legitimization Hypotheses
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-6402.1990.tb00024.x/abstract EVALUATION OF RAPE VICTIM BY MEN AND WOMEN WITH HIGH AND LOW BELIEF IN A JUST WORLD
http://www.redalyc.org/pdf/172/17217456017.pdf Victim Blaming and Exoneration of the Perpetrator in Domestic Violence: The Role of Beliefs in a Just World and Ambivalent Sexism --Arlo Porter (discuss • contribs) 01:01, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/14/2/101/ thought that "defensive attribution" may be of relevance to your subject. The theory essentially suggests that our reactions to victims are motivated by our own desire to avoid blame for similar situations we may find ourselves in. It may not be of use to you but I thought I'd throw it over your way just in case! Full text is available through the UC library. Cheers!U3117451 (discuss • contribs) 03:09, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi, interesting TED talk you might want to add to your external link section? up to you, it's a victim of assault talking about her experience and the starting of a campaign of people speaking out against assault and victim blaming. https://www.ted.com/talks/ione_wells_how_we_talk_about_sexual_assault_online --U3117592 (discuss • contribs) 05:25, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
case study[edit source]
Hi there, have you thought about adding a case study example to make the chapter maybe easier to follow or understand? The article below talks about victim blaming in first person of someone's own experience. Maybe you can use that or it may give you an idea for a case study. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-01/victim-blaming-never-her-/7288468 --JazNF (discuss • contribs) 05:17, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Just world theory and defensive attribution hypothesis[edit source]
I found an article specifically illustrates why the rape victims being blamed by using these two mechanisms. 'RapeCrimesReviewed:TheRoleofObserverVariablesinFemaleVictim Blaming'http://psyct.psychopen.eu/article/view/131/pdf--U3121927 (discuss • contribs) 10:10, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Great topic! I suggest you read the SAGE Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination edited by Dovidio, Hewstone, Glick, and Esses. My chapter would not have been the same without it, it provided incredibly valuable insight into the current state of psychology theory in these areas. It's actually a pretty easy to read book, and I read about 4 of the 36 chapters all the way through. Most importantly for you is that it has extensive information on issues to do with women. I have the library's copy and will return it later today, the code is HM 1091 S24 2010. It will certainly allow you to have a good discussion around the topics of prejudice against women and sexism, which may enhance your chapter.
I have some ideas for you to consider as well. When you use the terms "right" and "wrong" it would be helpful to define what you mean or put it into context. Some people have a great reverence and trust for authority, and even though they might have egalitarian values as well, they might be secondary to another source of values. You could also compare victim-blaming of rape victims with victims of domestic violence. There are excellent example of the legal position of domestic violence, see information regarding w:Matthew_Hale_(jurist) Sir Matthew Hale, as well as current laws. Australia accepts refugees from Papua New Guinea who are victims of domestic violence (not very many), and when when Rudd offshore refugee detention facility on Manus Island the PNG government passed the first laws that criminalised domestic violence (they were obligated to do this for our interests, otherwise we couldn't detain people there). Many people, even in Australia today, instinctively feel that victims should do more about their own situations, and so in a way it's not all that surprising that people trust their instincts rather than the evidence-based literature that they may know nothing about.
Best of luck,
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