Halabi, S and Noor, M (2020) Threatened Hence Justified: Jewish Israelis’ Use of Competitive Victimhood to Justify Violence Against Palestinians. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. ISSN 1367-2223

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We theorized that competitive victimhood – the tendency to see one’s ingroup as having suffered more than the outgroup as a result of a prolong conflict– may function strategically as a psychological mechanism to justify violent actions against the outgroup under high (versus low) realistic threat. Focusing on the Jewish-Israeli perspective in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the present study supports this argument by demonstrating the positive relationship between competitive victimhood and justifying both direct and structural violence against Palestinians following high (vs. low) realistic threat. Theoretical and applied implications for conflict resolution are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Wiley at https://doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12433 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Competitive victimhood, Direct violence, Integrated threat theory, Structural violence, Threat
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 15:04
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8630

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