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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: 2, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:58AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @01:58AM (#606544)

    There are people who disagree with you. They aren't shills, they aren't astroturf, they aren't insane, they aren't ignorant.

    Here is the core problem: this is just not true. They actually are shills, astroturfers, Koch-suckers, insane, and ignorant, not to mention racist, misogynist, and religious and ammosexual. Funny jmorris would show up just right on cue, though.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:29PM (1 child)

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:29PM (#606795) Journal

    My friend, it is not a good sign when jmorris is coming off more level-headed and reasonable than you are. Rhetorically, it's quite bad.

    Washington DC delenda est.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:17PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:17PM (#606874)

      I think the issue is that there are more shills on the republican side willing to get paid to spread their alternate facts, than there are on the democrat side willing to spread their version. The dems only do it for free, and there are new iphones to buy and instafacegrams to post of that downtown shopping spree.

      Worshipping capitalism wins when it pays to do so. doing something for free doesn't get you paid back if the efforts fail, but paid shills.. get paid regardless of the outcome.