The issue explores psychological consequences of past genocide. It uses a multiplicity of theoretical approaches to understand how historical genocide affects current intergroup relations and psychological well-being.
About the Author
Johanna Ray Vollhardt is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Clark University and affiliated with the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a concentration in the Psychology of Peace and Violence. Her research focuses on inclusive victim consciousness, prosocial behavior, and intergroup relations in the aftermath of collective violence.
Michal Bilewicz is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. He serves as the Director of the Center for Research on Prejudice at the University of Warsaw. He was Fulbright Junior Visiting Researcher at the New School for Social Research and DAAD Post- Doctoral Researcher at University of Jena in Germany. His research focuses on reconciliation processes, linguistic forms of prejudice, anti-Semitism, moral emotions, and dehumanization.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION After the Genocide: Psychological Perspectives on Victim, Bystander, and Perpetrator Groups Johanna Ray Vollhardt and Michal Bilewicz
SECTION I: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PROCESSES AMONG PERPETRATOR GROUPS
National Narrative and Social Psychological Influences in Turks’ Denial of the Mass Killings of Armenians as Genocide Rezarta Bilali
Moral Immemorial: The Rarity of Self-Criticism for Previous Generations’ Genocide or Mass Violence Colin Wayne Leach, Fouad Bou Zeineddine, and Sabina Cehajic-Clancy
Thou Shall Not Kill . . . Your Brother: Victim–Perpetrator Cultural Closeness and Moral Disapproval of Polish Atrocities against Jews after the Holocaust Miroslaw Kofta and Patrycja Slawuta
When the Past is Far from Dead: How Ongoing Consequences of Genocides Committed by the Ingroup Impact Collective Guilt Roland Imhoff, Michael J. A. Wohl, and Hans-Peter Erb
SECTION II: CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HEALING AMONG VICTIM GROUPS
Child Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and Trauma-Related Affect Suzanne Kaplan
Restoring Self in Community: Collective Approaches to Psychological Trauma after Genocide Laurie Anne Pearlman
SECTION III: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PROCESSES AMONG VICTIM GROUPS
The “Never Again” State of Israel: The Emergence of the Holocaust as a Core Feature of Israeli Identity and Its Four Incongruent Voices Yechiel Klar, Noa Shori-Eyal, and Yonat Klar
“Crime against Humanity” or “Crime against Jews”? Acknowledgment in Construals of the Holocaust and Its Importance for Intergroup Relations Johanna Ray Vollhardt
SECTION IV: PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION
Reconciliation through the Righteous: The Narratives of Heroic Helpers as a Fulfillment of Emotional Needs in Polish–Jewish Intergroup Contact Michal Bilewicz and Manana Jaworska
A World without Genocide: Prevention, Reconciliation, and the Creation of Peaceful Societies Ervin Staub
COMMENTARY ON THE ISSUE The Aftermath of Genocide: History as a Proximal Cause Peter Glick and Elizabeth Levy Paluck