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The Role of Envy in Anti-Semitism

Abstract Anti-Semitism is a recurrent phenomenon in modern history, but has garnered relatively little focus among research psychologists compared to prejudice toward other groups. The present work frames anti-Semitism as a strategy for managing the implications of Jews’ extraordinary achievements compared to other groups. Anti-Semitic beliefs are sorted into two types: stereotypes that undercut the merit of Jews’ achievements by attributing them to unfair advantages such as power behind the scenes; and stereotypes that offset Jews’ achievements by attaching unfavorable traits or defects to Jews, which are unrelated to the achievement domains, e.g. irritating personalities or genetically-specific health problems. The salience of Jews’ disproportion... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Duarte, Jose Leopoldo (Author) / Cohen, Adam B (Advisor) / Neuberg, Steven (Committee member) / Karoly, Paul (Committee member) / Nagoshi, Craig (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Social psychology / anti-semitism / envy / narcissism / self-esteem
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 78 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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