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posted by janrinok on Thursday December 07 2017, @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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:37AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:37AM (#606701)

    Truly the saddest thing about a broken mind is that the mind itself is too broken to be cognizant of its own condition. Dunning-Kruger effect applied to insanity. All the most crazy people think that they are perfectly sane! We have several fine examples right here on SoylentNews, unfortunately. TMB, your psyche is already broken. Your "tough guy" act is only confirming the diagnosis. Seek professional help, or a college education, as soon as possible.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @11:31AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @11:31AM (#606766)

    Oooh, ooh! Do me next, Internet Doc!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:12PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:12PM (#606910)

      Well you're obviously of very low intellectual capability, turning to an Internet Doctor? I recommend you start over at, say, 3rd grade.