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Nature of Hate

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ISBN-10: 0521721792

ISBN-13: 9780521721790

Edition: 2008

Authors: Robert J. Sternberg, Karin Sternberg

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What is hate and why is there so much of it? How does it originate, and what can we do about it? These are some of the questions addressed in The Nature of Hate. This book opens with a discussion of how hate makes its presence felt in the real world. Then it discusses various definitions and theories of hate. Next it describes a duplex two-part theory of hate. According to the first part of the theory, hate has three components: negation of intimacy, passion, and commitment. According to the second part of the theory, this structure of hate originates from stories people create about the target that, say, a group comprises enemies of God, or monsters, or vermin, or power-crazy tyrants, or any of a number of other stories. The book discusses hate in the context of interpersonal relationships. Then it surveys the role of propaganda in inciting hate. Next it analyzes the role of hate in instigating terrorism, massacres, and genocides. Finally, it discusses possible cures for hate.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Karin Sternberg has a PhD in psychology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and an MBA with a specialization in banking from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe, Germany. She has studied at Yale University and did her postdoctoral work in social psychology at the University of Connecticut with John F. Dovidio. Sternberg worked as a research associate at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health. In 2008 she founded Sternberg Consulting with her husband, Robert J. Sternberg. The company focuses on practical applications of Robert Sternberg's theories of intelligence, wisdom, creativity, and leadership, among others, and has consulted for various industries, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations and developed products based on these theories.

Preface
The Problem: The Role of Hate in the World
Definitions and Theories of Hate
The Duplex Theory of Hate I: The Triangular Theory of the Structure of Hate
The Duplex Theory of Hate II: A Story-Based Theory of the Development of Hate
Interpersonal Relationships - Love-Hate
The Role of Propaganda in Instigating Hate
Application of the Duplex Theory of Hate to Massacres, Genocide, and Terrorism
Are There Any Cures for Hate?
Triangular Hate Scale
References
Author Index
Subject Index