The Psychology and Culture Of Victims
Resources & References
Table Of Contents
- A Society of Victims: How to Whine your Way to Sympathy
- Dr. Tana Dineen on Victimhood and Psychology
- Stella Awards
- We’re All Victims Here: Toward a Psychology of Revenge
- The Line between Victims and Abusers
- A book review of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane. (2009)
- Victim Syndrome
- The Self-Defined -“Victim”
- Oakley, B. (2011). Cold Blooded Kindness. New York:Prometheus Books.
- Sykes, C.J. (1993). A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character. St. Martin’s Griffin.
- Dineen, T. (1998). Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People. Robert Davies Pub.
- Kaminer, W. (1992). I’m Dysfunctional You’re Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions. Perseus Books.
- Gelles, R.J., Loseke, D.R., Cavanaugh, M.M. (2004) Current Controversies on Family Violence. SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Amy Alkon, Syndicated Advice Columnist, Author and Journalist who wrote about victimization and responsibility
- Stillwell, A.M., Baumeister, R.F., Del Priore, R.E. We’re All Victims Here: Toward a Psychology of Revenge Basic and Applied Social Psychology, V. 30/3, 2008, 253 – 263
Abstract: When people are hurt or angered by another person they may try to restore equity to the relationship. Yet each party’s perception of what is equitable may vary. Study 1 compared incidents of revenge from the revenge-seeker perspective (avengers) to those from the revenge-recipients’ perspective. Study 2 compared avenger incidents to those from victims of interpersonal transgressions who did not seek revenge. Avengers portrayed the revenge as equitable, whereas recipients portrayed the revenge as excessive. Both avengers and recipients presented themselves as victims. In light of these findings, it is understandable why vendettas take place. Each seeks a fair and equitable solution, although what one party believes to be fair, the other party sees as excessive. The result, then, may be an escalating cycle of revenge, stemming from ongoing and spiraling attempts to restore equity.
- Howard, D.E., Wang, M.Q. Risk Profiles of Adolescent Girls Who Were Victims of Dating Violence Journal article by; Adolescence, Vol. 38, 2003.
- Sheehan, Michael J., Ph.D., 2009. An analysis of aggressive victims: Behavioral and psychosocial characteristics in children and adolescents
- Beman, A. (2014). Post-Traumatic Victimhood and Group Analytic Therapy: Intersubjectivity, Empathic Witnessing and Otherness.
- Urlic, I., Miriam Berger, M. & Berman, A. (2013) Victimhood, Vengefulness, and the Culture of Forgiveness. NY, Nova Pub.