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Title Extremism and the psychology of uncertainty / edited by Michael A. Hogg and Danielle L. Blaylock.
Imprint Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 297 pages)
Descript 20110627 IP
Series The Claremont symposium on applied social psychology
Claremont symposium on applied social psychology.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Extremists -- Psychology.
Radicalism -- Psychological aspects.
Radicalism -- Social aspects.
Contents Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Preface: From Uncertainty to Extremism xv; Part I: Theories and Concepts; 1 The Need for Certainty as a Psychological Nexus for Individuals and Society; 2 Self-Uncertainty, Social Identity, and the Solace of Extremism; 3 Extremism Is Normal: The Roles of Deviance and Uncertainty in Shaping Groups and Society; 4 The Psychology of the Absurd: How Existentialists Addressed (and Succumbed to) Extremist Beliefs; 5 Radical Worldview Defense in Reaction to Personal Uncertainty.
Summary Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty showcases cutting-edge scientific research on the extent to which uncertainty may lead to extremism. Contributions come from leading international scholars who focus on a wide variety of forms, facets and manifestations of extremist behavior. Systematically integrates and explores the growing diversity of social psychological perspectives on the uncertainty - extremism relationship. Showcases contemporary cutting edge scientific research from leading international scholars Offers a broad perspective on extremism and focuses on a wide variety of diff.
Other Author Hogg, Michael A., 1954-
Blaylock, Danielle L.
Other Title Print version: 9781444331288