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posted by janrinok on Thursday December 07 2017, @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 Azuma Hazuki on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:17AM (4 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:17AM (#606654) Journal

    > Now a question: so what?

    Fuck you, that's what. You lie. You say this thing isn't a giveaway to the rich, you are presented with a clear example of how it is, and when this is shown to you, caught in your lie, you attempt to pretend it doesn't matter with "so what." So fuck you. You lie exactly like all the shithead politicians whose boots you cream yourself licking, even as you make endless noises about how "libertarian" you are.

    You're so full of shit your shoes squelch when you walk, and everyone here can see it. That you think you're fooling anyone but yourself is just the dingleberry cherry on top of the shit sundae that is your entire personality.

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    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
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  • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:47AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:47AM (#606680)

    Insightful? Informative?

    It's almost enough to make one weep for humanity.

    • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:31AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:31AM (#606695)

      Do not ask for whom humanity weeps, oh libertariantard AC, it weeps for you!

      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday December 08 2017, @08:43PM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 08 2017, @08:43PM (#607404) Journal

        Hell no I don't weep for him. I weep for the fact that he's not currently a fine paste under the wheels of some 18-wheeler somewhere maybe, but not for him specifically...

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        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:07PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:07PM (#606903)

    Your rage posts really do make me feel better after reading through TMBs slog of shit.