PL EN


2008 | 4 | 517-526
Article title

NOT ONLY ABOUT 'FEAR'. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF HISTORY (Nie tylko o 'Strachu'. Psychologia potocznego rozumienia historii)

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
Publications on the Holocaust and the history of Polish-Jewish relations quite frequently lead to historical debates in the Polish media. On the one hand, it is a unique opportunity to publicise unknown pages of history, and on the other, a potential threat to contemporary Piolish-Jewish relations.This article is an attempt to explain the Polish reactions to Jan Tomasz Gross 'Fear' and the character of similar debates in Polish media. Thanks to the achievements of experimental social psychology (attribution errors, social identity theory, and the sleeper effect), we can now understand why certain books spawn a media debate while others do not; why the contents of the contested books reach the consciousness of a broader audience and why the debates that surround such books less and less resemble true discussion, in which people cease to talk to one another and engage in polemics against the position of their opponents.
Discipline
Year
Volume
4
Pages
517-526
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Michal Bilewicz, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydzial Psychologii, ul. Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA059820
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.86ea158d-101a-379e-9401-7e41e4495133
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.