publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Mecanismos de Desengajamento Moral e a Violência Armada. Um Estudo Comparativo dos Paramilitares e da Guerrilha na Colômbia

Villegas de Posada, María Cristina; Flórez, Jorge; Espinel, Nicolás;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2018
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Departamento de Psicología
Abstract Moral disengagement mechanisms are strategies to make immoral actions appear moral. This study explores their usage by two Colombian illegal armed groups (guerrillas and paramilitaries), as well as differences between the groups. The analysis covered 367 communiqués issued in 55 months. A deductive content analysis revealed that the most used mechanisms were: attribution of blame, euphemistic labeling, moral justification and labeling with undesirable names. Results showed differences between groups only in the number of press releases, but not in frequency or type of the mechanisms used. The findings are analyzed in the discussion section in relation t...
free text keywords: moral disengagement, dissonance, violence, ideology, guerrillas, desconexión moral, disonancia, violencia, ideología, desengajamento moral, dissonância, guerrilhas, ideologia, violência, General Psychology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Blame, Cognitive dissonance, Criminology, Content analysis, Attribution, Psychology, BF1-990
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Mecanismos de Desengajamento Moral e a Violência Armada. Um Estudo Comparativo dos Paramilitares e da Guerrilha na Colômbia

Villegas de Posada, María Cristina; Flórez, Jorge; Espinel, Nicolás;