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posted by janrinok on Thursday December 07, @01:05AM   Printer-friendly
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Recently published in Journal of Social and Political Psychology by Thomas F. Pettigrew seeks to understand the psychological profile of Trump supporters:

The Trump movement is not singular within the United States (the Know Nothing movement in the 1850s, the Wallace movement in the 1960s, and the more recent Tea Party Movement). Moreover, other democracies have seen similar movements (e.g., Austria's Freedom Party, Belgium's Vlaams Blok, France's National Front, Germany's Alternative for Germany Party (AfD), and Britain's U.K. Independence Party (UKIP).

In virtually all these cases, the tinder especially involved male nativists and populists who were less educated than the general population. But this core was joined by other types of voters as well. Five highly interrelated characteristics stand out that are central to a social psychological analysis – authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, outgroup prejudice, the absence of intergroup contact and relative deprivation.No one factor describes Trump's supporters. But an array of factors – many of them reflecting five major social psychological phenomena can help to account for this extraordinary political event: authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, prejudice, relative deprivation, and intergroup contact.


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @05:08AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @05:08AM (#606649)

    I not only think I will, I flat out know I will. I'm not fool enough to decide live my life paycheck to paycheck. Money I have now is and will always be more valuable than money I'll earn in the future. If you can't figure out why, that's your problem.

    There is absolutely nothing in that statement that comes anywhere close to being a response to the part of my post you quoted. Here, let me emphasize the relevant part of my post since you obviously lack the reading comprehension to find it yourself:

    "If you think you're actually going to have more money in your pocket in the long run because of this bill you're either a multi-billionaire or a clueless idiot."

    So, tell me, what part of that bill will put more money in your pocket in the long run? By long run I mean 10-15 years out, after all the tax cuts have expired. Please, explain it to me.

    Or are you just another clueless idiot?

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