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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, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @07:34AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07, @07:34AM (#606698)

    It is proven that illegal aliens are voting. Take out California alone, which grants driver licenses to illegal aliens and automatically registers them to vote, and Trump wins the popular vote.

    There is no "incredible mess he's made". Aside from maybe the net neutrality issue, which Obama originally didn't support, Trump has done nothing wrong. He's doing an amazing job, far exceeding expectations. We could whine about minor things: our country still has non-zero illegal immigrants and there is non-zero Muslim immigration and we still haven't locked her up. Overall though, Trump is doing a fantastic job for our nation. He certainly beats every president in the prior 40 years.

    Maybe you don't want Trump. If so, shame on you. It's time for you to rethink your belief system, especially if you voted for her.

    Oh, man! I could sure use some of whatever drugs you're on. Didn't your mother tell you if you're going to bring treats you should bring enough for everyone?

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