…the just world hypothesis. This is a phenomenon where people act as though the world is fundamentally just, so if a person witnesses something that seems to be an injustice, they blame the victim as if the victim had done something to warrant punishment –Alexander Drake, The Invention of Religion

Fiction Writing Prompt: How does the just world hypothesis operate in your story?

Journaling Prompt: Do you believe that people get what they deserve?

Art Prompt: Just World

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the just world hypothesis and challenge them to begin to question some of their assumptions.

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