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Stigmatization, tolerance and repair; an integrative psychological analysis of responses to deviance.

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Stigmatization, tolerance and repair; an integrative psychological analysis of responses to deviance.

Dijker, Anton J.M. and Willem Koomen.

Cambridge U. Pr.

2007

408 pages

$155.00

Hardcover

Studies in emotion and social interaction

HM811

In order to understand responses to deviance, social psychologists Dijker (Maastricht U.) and Koomen (U. of Amsterdam) adopt an evolutionary approach to deviance, seeing as a threat to fitness or reproductive success. They ask what basic types of deviance any society from hunter-gatherer to post-industrial needs to prevent or reduce in order to adapt. Then they specify which psychological mechanisms would enable or motivate individuals to generate these adaptive responses. They found a surprisingly few number of each.

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