Psych M.D. Scapegoat Theory


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Term: Scapegoat Theory
Definition (Myers): The theory that prejudice offers an outlet for anger by providing someone to blame.
Definition (alternative): When people are in trouble and they don't want to blame themselves, they usually pick on a weak individual or a group to blame so they can get out of the trouble. Minds.org
Contextual explanation: Jewish were blamed for Germany's post-World War I economic woe's and political collapse.
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Scapegoat
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