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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: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:56AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:56AM (#606542)

    Let's put the pseudoscience theater of vilifying others via psychological interpretation on firm scientific ground

    Pseudoscience - within context, any article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal running contrary to the narrative the mothership employing khallow wants.

    Until recently, the socio-economic and global warming were the topics which triggered a reaction from khallow. The pro-Trump stance seems to be the newer area the mothership looks interested.
    Hypothesis: recent tax reduction legislation made from Trump a character worth defending.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:26PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:26PM (#606919)

    Spot on mate.

    Khallow, the biggest shill around. Probably an alt of Jmorris who switched over once the Jmorris hate train picked up enough steam. Honestly K, you would get a lot more respect if you were a shill that came out rather than letting people think you're a monkey that learned how to read English. How many bananas did you get for this comment chain?