The comparative similarities of the psychocultural roots of genocide and war
This study investigated the comparative similarities between war and genocide, the hypothesis being that there are similarities. The participants included 138 students from the University Central Oklahoma general psychology pool. These were both male and female, with an average age of 21. A 2 x 3 between-within subjects design was used with a test-retest order. Two questionnaires were given to each of the 3 groups in random orders. Each questionnaire had 25 questions, answered on an 8-point Likert Scale. A paired samples t-test was administered to find significance between parallel questions. Of the 25, 10 were found to support the hypothesis that there will be differences in rating for a number of items on questionnaires when statements with the only difference being the two terms war and genocide; the remaining 15 questions were found to have significant differences. This research will hopefully be useful for further replication and future research on similar topics.
0451: Social psychology