To believe that events proceed rationally and not by chance, such an attitude may result in the belief that the victim of an accident must somehow be responsible for it, deserved it.

JUST-WORLD PHENOMENON: "Just World Phenomenon is the belief that what happens to people is what they deserve."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "JUST-WORLD PHENOMENON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/just-world-phenomenon/ (accessed May 6, 2021).