The Just-World Belief System

justice , psychology , social psychology , victim blaming , victims

Beyond Bounds

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you reap what you sow? Or maybe, what goes around comes around? Such figures of speech, that suggest inevitable retaliation, are part of a just-world belief system.

Those who have been raised in a religious context, or are aware of it, understand that good people go to heaven and sinners go to hell. They are taught that we have consequences for our actions and thoughts. Similarly, we have been systematically conditioned in schools that we get punished when we misbehave and we get rewarded if we’re compliant. You grow up with the assumption or association that when you do good things, you get rewarded and when you do bad things, you get punished.

This might explain why some people accuse poor people of being lazy. They believe that disadvantaged groups are the way they are as a consequence…

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The Paradox of Toxic Relationships: The signs of manipulation by toxic people

mental health , relationship , toxic people

Mellifluous Dreams

Do you feel choked in the presence of your partner, friend or relative?

Do
you feel that your energy is drained and you just want to sleep?

Do
you suffer financial crisis after coming into contact with a certain person?

Chances are high
you’ve encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this
“friend” or family member was no good (kudos to you!), but it can often be hard
to distinguish between feelings of love and friendship and feelings of guilt and
manipulation. Toxic people arereallygood at purposefully confusing us.

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