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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: 1, Insightful) by GreatOutdoors on Friday December 08, @12:18AM (3 children)

    by GreatOutdoors (6408) on Friday December 08, @12:18AM (#607053)

    So instead of actually researching the issue and giving a well thought out response yourself, you posted text word for word from a few libtardian websites that you hand picked? And you want us to take you seriously?

    If you believe that $5.5m only affects the super rich, then you have obviously never owned a small business and likely have very little net worth. And on a final note, if I earned $20m dollars, what gives you the fucking right to take it from me just because I died? I already paid taxes on it, and it is mine. I'll leave it to whoever I please.

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday December 08, @02:32AM (2 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 08, @02:32AM (#607071)

    you posted text word for word from a few libtardian websites that you hand picked

    Which is a bit more than you did.
    And no, those site are not handpicked, they carry the relevant information. Feel free to present others.

    And you want us to take you seriously?

    Us? Just exactly who are those "us"?

    then you have obviously never owned a small business and likely have very little net worth.

    Irrelevant for any argumentation on the topic.

    And on a final note, if I earned $20m dollars, what gives you the fucking right to take it from me just because I died?

    As I'm not living (nor dying) in US, you can Rest In Peace (so to speak), I'm not gonna take a cent.

    Let me end by wishing you a pleasant death experience when the time will come.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @07:46AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08, @07:46AM (#607123)

      I want his liver. His libertariantardian spawn can keep the filthy lucre. Oh, and I want the spleen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEi_4Cyx4Uw [youtube.com]

      • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday December 08, @09:20AM

        by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 08, @09:20AM (#607138)

        You may need to pay estate tax if he wills them to you.