Shared Beliefs in a Society is a much-needed contribution to societal psychology, a new emerging subfield of social psychology, which studies societies from a social psychological perspective. Daniel Bar-Tal presents his work of the last 15 years on shared beliefs in societies under one conceptual framework from which to identify beliefs held in common by entire societies and nations. Using examples form the history, politics, sociology, culture, and education from different societies, the author offers that social psychology can provide a unique perspective on society, but it can also benefit from integrating contributions from other social sciences into its own theorizing effort.

Societal Beliefs about Delegitimization

Societal beliefs about delegitimization

Societal beliefs do not only concern a person's own society. They may also consist of images of other groups or societies that the society members hold. These images reflect the nature of the society's intergroup relations and, thus, have relevance for the well-being of the society itself. They usually take the ...

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