BIAS OF THE WEEK

Just-World Hypothesis

Participants were more likely to criticise people suffering from illness such as indigestion and pneumonia than peoplew who were in good health. 

We assume people ‘get what they deserve’ and believe better or worse things about people based on their circumstances.

See the full study here :

Jessie C. Gruman & Richard P. Sloan (1983) Disease as Justice: Perceptions of the Victims of Physical Illness, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 4:1, 39-46, DOI: 10.1207/s15324834basp0401_4

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