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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: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @07:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @07:12AM (#606685)

    C) I really don't want to hear about one guy's sexual misbehavior on one side when the other side is having a fire sale on child molestation, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. You might as well be bitching about a jay walker while wearing an I ❤ Stalin t-shirt.

    "The other side", geez, this is why America is in the shitter and swirling fast, there are no mother fucking sides, when climate change starts boiling the oceans we all die bitch, when trump nukes korea, we all die bitch... geezsus fuckng christ, other side your ass...

    As far as sexual harassment accusations against "liberal/democrats" at least they have the balls to own up to their actions. Trump, Moore, O'Reilly, et al. conservatives deny, deny, deny any and all wrongdoing, even when it's obvious they are guilty, pussys.

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