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The Fundamentalist MindsetPsychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History$
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Charles B. Strozier, David M. Terman, James W. Jones, and Katherine A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.001.0001

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The Social Psychology of Humiliation and Revenge

The Social Psychology of Humiliation and Revenge

The Origins of the Fundamentalist Mindset

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The Fundamentalist Mindset

Bettina Muenster

David Lotto

Oxford University Press

Social humiliation is associated with retaliatory behavior, even at additional cost to the retaliator. When humiliated, individuals and groups seem to have a particular appetite for revenge. The self, it is feared, will never be the same unless such injustice is appropriately addressed. What renders humiliation such a dangerous source for generating violence is the fact that such experiences are often fueled by long-lasting and extremely negative emotions. To exemplify the complexity of the humiliation phenomenon, this chapter presents a brief review of the concept of humiliation using a number of theories from social, existential, and psychoanalytic psychology. It then demonstrates how cultural, social, and psychological forces may combine to trigger the fundamentalist mindset.

Keywords:   fundamentalism, fundamentalist mindset, social humiliation, shame, revenge

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