How to Stop Victim Blaming | Decoded | MTV

Ever hear someone say, “Well she shouldn’t have gotten drunk?” or “Well it makes sense considering what she was wearing.” Pretty much no matter what bad thing happens to you, there’s always going to be someone that tells you that, in someway, it’s your own fault. This terrible tendency is called Victim Blaming and it happens a lot, especially to victims of sexual assault. And while there are real psychological reasons why people like to blame victims, there’s new research that suggests that there is a way to greatly reduce the tendency to victim blame. And it’s actually pretty simple. What is it? Watch the episode to find out!

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Sources:
13 Reasons Why
http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/13-reasons-alisha-boe-jessica-criticism/1893209/

Just World Hypothesis
https://www.scu.edu/ethics/ethics-resources/ethical-decision-making/the-just-world-theory/
http://web.mit.edu/curhan/www/docs/Articles/biases/4_J_Personality_Social_Psychology_203_(Lerner).pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_hypothesis

Victim Blaming:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/opinion/sunday/who-blames-the-victim.html?mcubz=2&_r=1
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/the-psychology-of-victim-blaming/502661/

PickPockets: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140629-how-pickpockets-trick-your-mind

Food Poisoning: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/10976595/ns/dateline_nbc/t/how-safe-your-grocery-store/

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