Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
Participants were 135 undergraduates, graduate students, and law students. They were compared on the strength of their belief in a just world. In addition, half the participants were primed with a word task that threatened their belief in a just world. It was hypothesized that the law students would exhibit a stronger belief in a just world than the other two educational groups, and that the primed participants would score higher in just world belief than the non-primed participants. Results failed to support the research hypotheses. Possible interpretations of the results are discussed, and recommendations for future research are offered.
Belief; Graduate; Law; Students; Undergraduates; World
Social psychology; Psychology, Experimental
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Boetcher, Joseph F, "Belief in a just world among undergraduates, graduate students, and law students" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1760.