Predicting attitudes toward the peace agreements. The roles of moral feelings, blame attributions, threat and individual dispositions view Grant


  • In order to evaluate associations among these variables and the extent to which these variables predict people’s attitudes towards the peace agreements and thus towards the transformation of the current system, we will conduct a correlational study among a random sample of the general adult Colombian population, particularly from Bogota. Using Structural Equation Modeling we will test the predicted set of relations between these individual variance variables and the other variables included in this study. Another way in which the construal of the current situation may affect people’s willingness to embrace the psychological challenges implied in the process is through the attribution of moral responsibility to themselves and to ex-combatants (the outgroup), whereby the recognition of responsibility not only in the outgroup but in the oneself may facilitate moral engagement and support for reparation policies and more generally the terms of the agreement; that is the transformation of the system. Finally, we want to test whether the threat posed by the expectations of change in the current system would increase people’s tendency to justify the existing arrangements and that this tendency to endorse the current system will correlate with greater endorsement of political ideologies such as conservatism and egalitarianism.
  • The projects seeks to explore on the relationship between roles of moral feelings, blame attributions, threat and individual dispositions and people´s willingness to accept changes in the system as those proposed by the peace agreements between the Government and the FARC

date/time interval

  • 2017-01-16 - 2018-01-31


  • Armed Conflict
  • Colombia
  • attribution
  • civil society
  • disposition
  • emotion
  • first generation
  • genocide
  • guerrilla
  • history
  • leader
  • military
  • negotiation process
  • peace
  • peace negotiation
  • peace process
  • plebiscite
  • psychoanalytic theory
  • psychosocial intervention
  • reparation
  • respect
  • scenario
  • threat
  • time
  • trauma
  • warfare