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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: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:47AM (1 child)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:47AM (#606531) Homepage Journal

    The old smack your thumb with a hammer to get rid of a headache approach. I like it. Very Three Stooges.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:25AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:25AM (#606657) Journal

    If you like that method, take it to its logical extreme and stand under a piledriver at a construction site. That'll get rid of one massive headache, I guarantee it. Plus they don't have to bury you in a coffin; they can just postmark you to Hell in one of those little padded manila mailers.

    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...