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When two groups hurt each other: understanding and reducing the negative consequences of collective victimhood in dual conflicts


Shnabel, Nurit; Kahalon, Rotem; Ullrich, Johannes; Aydin, Anna Lisa (2020). When two groups hurt each other: understanding and reducing the negative consequences of collective victimhood in dual conflicts. In: Ray Vollhardt, Johanna. The social psychology of collective victimhood. Oxford: Oxford, 399-418.

Abstract

This chapter builds on the needs-based model of reconciliation, which posits victim groups’ primary need for agency and perpetrator groups’ primary need for morality, and examines dual conflicts in which groups are both victims and perpetrators. The authors posit that in such cases, the experience of victimization is more psychologically impactful than the experience of perpetration. They review empirical support for this “primacy of agency” effect, as well as evidence of the effects of interventions that affirm the group’s agency in such contexts. The findings show that agency affirmations increase conciliatory responses toward the other conflict party as well as the willingness to relinquish power and violence for the sake of morality. These effects were found across both higher and lower power groups in the conflicts that were examined.

Abstract

This chapter builds on the needs-based model of reconciliation, which posits victim groups’ primary need for agency and perpetrator groups’ primary need for morality, and examines dual conflicts in which groups are both victims and perpetrators. The authors posit that in such cases, the experience of victimization is more psychologically impactful than the experience of perpetration. They review empirical support for this “primacy of agency” effect, as well as evidence of the effects of interventions that affirm the group’s agency in such contexts. The findings show that agency affirmations increase conciliatory responses toward the other conflict party as well as the willingness to relinquish power and violence for the sake of morality. These effects were found across both higher and lower power groups in the conflicts that were examined.

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Other titles:Chapter 19
Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:27 Jan 2021 09:46
Last Modified:27 Jan 2021 09:47
Publisher:Oxford
ISBN:0-19-087522-4
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190875190.003.0019

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