Ep 201: Mother Nature and Blaming the Victim

MichaelDevelopment, Social Psychology2 Comments

We know that many people have a tendency to blame victims even when something tragic and unexplainable happens to them. But did you know how easily this blaming can be triggered? If I were to describe a natural disaster and tell you about “mother nature’s wrath” would you be more or less willing to help the victims? I’ll also talk … Read More

Episode 139: Blaming the Victim in Reverse – the Justice Motive

MichaelCognition, Intelligence and Language, Social PsychologyLeave a Comment

I’ll bet you’ve heard of the expression, “Whatever doesn’t kill you…”, or “Suffering is good for the soul”. Could these expression represent another way that we deal with our own anxiety after we hear about someone else’s tragedy? Could they be another way of blaming the victim? In this episode I explore the Justice Motive.