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"Who we are" and "Who we Blame": A Social Identity Model of Scapegoating (SIMS)

Jones, Benjamin


Existing social psychological models of scapegoating view its occurrence as either an outcome of subconscious drives and displacement of aggression, or of irrational attributions based on limited human cognitive capacities. It is also suggested that there is a particular and generic scapegoat 'type'. For the former account the type of minority groups which are blamed for crises are those who are weak and vulnerable, while the latter argues that competent but cold groups will be blamed....[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/JM6J-T869


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