Genocide Exam I Study Guide
You should be able to:
- Know the statistics concerning genocide, war, and refugees during the 20th century
- Define Rummel's basic terms and know generally the history of democide prior to the 20th century.
- Apply the above concept and its impact on individuals/cultures.
- Discuss Fein's definition of genocide.
- Describe and discuss Woolf and Hulsizer's psychosocial model of genocide.
- Discuss the cultural preconditions commonly associated with cultures at risk for genocide and mass violence.
- Discuss the impact of situational factors including crisis and authoritarian governments in the promotion of mass violence and genocide.
- Discuss the social psychological factors associated with mass violence and genocide including social influence, social relations, and social cognitive factors.
- Outline and discuss the steps along the path to mass violence and genocide and corresponding psychological factors.
- Discuss the role of bystanders in relation to mass violence and genocide.
- Describe and discuss the research related to all of the above as presented in the Woolf and Hulsizer article.
- Discuss and describe Elliot's demonstration of prejudice development in children (blue/brown eyes)
- Discuss and describe Milgram's obedience study.
- Discuss and describe Zimbardo's prison study.
- Explain social role theory and relate it to perpetrator behavior as well as the Zimbardo study.
- Discuss and describe Asch's conformity study.
- Discuss and provide an example of "moral exclusion".
- Discuss the "magnitude gap" that exists between perpetrators and victims.
- Discuss the social circumstances and factors that may lead to nationalism as described by Kecmanovic.
- Describe the political climate in the Ottoman Empire prior to World War I
- Describe life for the Armenians and other minority groups in the Ottoman Empire prior to World War I
- Discuss the role of World War I in the development of the Armenian genocide
- Describe the stages of genocide organized against the Armenians and the rationale for these steps
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