1. Melvin J. Lerner & Susan Clayton (2011). Justice and Self-Interest: Two Fundamental Motives. Cambridge University Press.
    This volume argues that the commitment to justice is a fundamental motive and that, although it is typically portrayed as serving self-interest, it sometimes takes priority over self-interest. To make this case, the authors discuss the way justice emerges as a personal contract in children's development; review a wide range of research studying the influences of the justice motive on evaluative, emotional and behavioral responses; and detail common experiences that illustrate the impact of the justice motive. Through an extensive critique (...)
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    Melvin J. Lerner, Michael Ross & Dale T. Miller (eds.) (2002). The Justice Motive in Everyday Life: Essays in Honor of Melvin J. Lerner. Cambridge University Press.
    This book contains new essays in honor of Melvin J. Lerner, a pioneer in the psychological study of justice. The contributors to this volume are internationally renowned scholars from psychology, business, and law. They examine the role of justice motivation in a wide variety of contexts, including workplace violence, affirmative action programs, helping or harming innocent victims and how people react to their own fate. Contributors explore fundamental issues such as whether people's interest in justice is motivated by self-interest or (...)
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  3. Melvin J. Lerner & Michael Ross (eds.) (1974). The Quest for Justice: Myth, Reality, Ideal: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Waterloo, May, 1972. Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada.
     
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