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Extremism and the psychology of uncertainty [electronic resource] / edited by Michael A. Hogg and Danielle L. Blaylock.

Publication:
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
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1 online resource (325 p.)
Conference Name:
Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology (25th : 2008 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Series:
Blackwell/Claremont Applied Social Psychology Series
Blackwell/Claremont Applied Social Psychology Series
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Subjects:
Fanaticism -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Radicalism -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Uncertainty -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Extremists -- Psychology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty showcases cutting-edge scientific research on the extent to which uncertainty may lead to extremism. Contributions come from leading international scholars who focus on a wide variety of forms, facets and manifestations of extremist behavior.Systematically integrates and explores the growing diversity of social psychological perspectives on the uncertainty extremism relationshipShowcases contemporary cutting edge scientific research from leading international scholarsOffers a broad perspective on extremi
Contents:
Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Preface: From Uncertainty to Extremism xv; Part I: Theories and Concepts; 1 The Need for Certainty as a Psychological Nexus for Individuals and Society; 2 Self-Uncertainty, Social Identity, and the Solace of Extremism; 3 Extremism Is Normal: The Roles of Deviance and Uncertainty in Shaping Groups and Society; 4 The Psychology of the Absurd: How Existentialists Addressed (and Succumbed to) Extremist Beliefs; 5 Radical Worldview Defense in Reaction to Personal Uncertainty
6 The Uncertainty-Threat Model of Political ConservatismPart II: Individuals and Groups; 7 Dying to Be Popular: A Purposive Explanation of Adolescent Willingness to Endure Harm; 8 The Extremism of Everyday Life: Fetishism as a Defense against Existential Uncertainty; 9 Religious Zeal after Goal Frustration; 10 Dehumanization, Demonization, and Morality Shifting: Paths to Moral Certainty in Extremist Violence; 11 Light from Dark: Uncertainty and Extreme Positive Acts Toward the "Other"; Part III: Groups and Society
12 Uncertainty, Insecurity, and Ideological Defense of the Status Quo: The Extremitizing Role of Political Expertise13 Authoritarianism, Need for Closure, and Conditions of Threat; 14 Constructing Extremism: Uncertainty Provocation and Reduction by Extremist Leaders; 15 Collective Uncertainty and Extremism: A Further Discussion on the Collective Roots of Subjective Experience; 16 Uncertainty, and the Roots and Prevention of Genocide and Terrorism; Index
Notes:
"... conference ... was run as a one-day meeting in April 2008 in Claremont on the campus of CGU."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Hogg, Michael A., 1954-
Blaylock, Danielle L.
ISBN:
1-4443-4405-6
1-283-27416-7
9786613274168
1-4443-4407-2
1-4443-4404-8
OCLC:
773025570