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posted by janrinok on Thursday December 07, @01:05AM   Printer-friendly
from the and-a-polite-discussion-ensued... dept.

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: 5, Informative) by Whoever on Thursday December 07, @05:08AM (11 children)

    by Whoever (4524) on Thursday December 07, @05:08AM (#606650)

    Really? You don't think a ratio of double digits to one on which party they're coming from shows any correlation whatsoever? You're not that big on the science, are you?

    No, all it shows is that Republicans don't care about sexual abuse.

    Exhibit No. 1: Trump -- pussy-grabber in chief.

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  • (Score: 0, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @06:01AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @06:01AM (#606669)

    The important words were "they let you", which is consent.

    FYI, sometimes women like it when you grab them by the pussy.

    • (Score: 2) by Kilo110 on Thursday December 07, @01:40PM

      by Kilo110 (2853) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @01:40PM (#606781)

      lol so you expect he’d just come out and say he forced himself onto women?

  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Sulla on Thursday December 07, @06:35AM (1 child)

    by Sulla (5173) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @06:35AM (#606677) Journal

    Interesting how with everyone working against him and trying to find every little flaw they have only found success in eating their own.

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    • (Score: 0, Troll) by Sulla on Thursday December 07, @05:32PM

      by Sulla (5173) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @05:32PM (#606881) Journal

      Truth hurts

      Senator Al Franken
      Representative John Conyers
      Matt Lauer

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 07, @02:13PM (5 children)

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @02:13PM (#606791) Journal

    No, all it shows is that Republicans don't care about sexual abuse.

    Exhibit No. 1: Trump -- pussy-grabber in chief.

    Have you not been paying attention to the march of the headlines these past two months at all? Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Al Franken, Kevin Spacey, NPR producers, etc etc. At this point to even cast these behaviors as the purview of one party or another is remarkably blinkered. You mean this is the first time a person who takes sexual liberties with women has sat in the Oval Office? Seriously? Ever hear of Bill Clinton?

    Sexual harassment and abuse are endemic to people in positions of power and privilege, no matter what political or cultural label they might fly under. That is what has been laid bare. Don't willfully miscontrue it as anything else or you will be an agent trying to defeat this society-wide catharsis and preserve the status quo where this abuse continues, because "it's only other guys, the bad ones, who do it."

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by DeathMonkey on Thursday December 07, @06:37PM (4 children)

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday December 07, @06:37PM (#606931) Journal

      Have you not been paying attention to the march of the headlines these past two months at all?

      Weinstein - Fired and currently being sued
      Matt Lauer - Fired
      Al Franken - Probably resigning today
      Kevin Spacey - Fired
      NPR producers - Fired

      Meanwhile...

      Trump - Crickets...
      Moore - Crickets...

      There is a very clear difference there you are refusing to see.

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 07, @07:04PM (2 children)

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07, @07:04PM (#606944) Journal

        After decades and decades of condoning it? Hell, Democrats ran the lady who ran the bimbo squad for her husband's presidency for president herself last year. They still defend those POS'es.

        There's no moral high ground there at all. It's simple, "Take the beam out of your own eye" dynamics. It's pure "our" team vs. "their" team.

        The Democrats would have a leg to stand on if they had cleared out the Clinton cronies from the corrupt DNC, called for Hillary and Bill to be prosecuted, and had gone after Conyers and Franken and all the others they've all know about for years on their own instead of being dragged into it, but they didn't. Instead, they doubled down on everything that's wrong there.

        I've actually read headlines on the Huffington Post like, "The case for Hillary in 2020" as recently as last week. That's how clueless the media and the DNC still are.

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        • (Score: 3, Touché) by DeathMonkey on Thursday December 07, @07:10PM (1 child)

          by DeathMonkey (1380) on Thursday December 07, @07:10PM (#606946) Journal

          Child molestation is totally fine because Clinton. Got it.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @05:23PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @05:23PM (#607277)

            I think the Trump presidency is slowly eroding Phoenix666's mind.

      • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Friday December 08, @02:24AM

        by Reziac (2489) on Friday December 08, @02:24AM (#607069) Homepage

        No, no, Mr.Franken, please don't resign... we LIKE having a discredited and therefore powerless dude warming a (D) chair...

  • (Score: 2) by arcz on Friday December 08, @06:33PM

    by arcz (4501) on Friday December 08, @06:33PM (#607330) Journal

    I think that it has more to do with the fact that they care less about his sexual behavior than they care about issues.
    As a Trump over Hillary supporter, I found that Donald Trump's positions (a positive) to be more important than his sexual behavior (a negative).
    Hence, I supported Donald Trump even though I don't personally like the guy, because I supported him on more of the issues. That doesn't mean I don't care about sexual abuse, I do, but I cared about it less than:
    1. Protecting free speech, including workplace speech.
    2. Protecting due process, including in sexual harassment/sexual offense related cases.
    3. Restoring the presumption of innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

    My main reason for supporting Donald Trump was the fact that I don't like the concept of students being expelled from University based on only a preponderance of evidence. I thought that a republican appointed Supreme Court judge would be more likely to overrule that terrible precedent, hence I supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Does anyone really care who the president is after all?