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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: 0, Troll) by idiot_king on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:17AM (7 children)

    by idiot_king (6587) on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:17AM (#606562)

    I don't get how many times you can strike out with mother nature and still manage to feed yourself. Trump supporters are a freak of nature, but I guess that's why they all chose a freak of nature for their leader.
    Entirely disgusting, it's no surprise that they're all mental cases and need to be locked up, as if it even needs to be said. These people need help, but "god" knows they don't want it. They'd rather just nuke the planet than deal be told they're wrong about anything. The worst part is probably that they think they're morally justified. That's the only way they could support pedos like Roy Moore and flaming racists like Der Trumpenfurher himself. I can't believe how far we've sunk as a species.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:25AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:25AM (#606611)

    "I don't get how many times you can strike out with mother nature and still manage to feed yourself."

    Surprise, surprise. Hillary supporters DONT feed themselves. That's what they elect people like her for. To make someone else feed them!

    Doh.

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @08:57AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @08:57AM (#606718)

    Maybe you should look into a mirror. You're the one calling for locking up an entire section of the population because they have an opinion different from yours. Better if they were all killed and removed from the gene pool is what you're saying. No wonder Trump supports hate everyone else, you deserve it. Aren't you guys supposed to be accepting of everyone no matter their disABILITY? Isn't everyone supposed to be special and wonderful in their own way? You are the guys who can't handle words and need to hide in safe spaces where anyone who even slightly disagrees is a monster worthy of life imprisonment. How many wars has Trump started? Zero.

    Idiot King is the correct name. Maybe your post was supposed to be funny?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by c0lo on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:22AM (2 children)

      by c0lo (156) on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:22AM (#606729) Journal

      This guy certainly has a point.
      You won't get out from the hole you dug yourself into unless you work together.
      Calling names and spitting despise left and right doesn't make a good ground for working together.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:43PM (1 child)

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:43PM (#606891) Journal

        You won't get out from the hole you dug yourself into unless you work together.

        What hole? There's no strike out with mother nature in the US. The environment is doing fine. No one is nuking anyone else. idiot_king is just another sarcastic troll account.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:59PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:59PM (#606941)

          And you're a giant lying shill? Glad we cleared that up.

    • (Score: 2) by cmdrklarg on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:13PM

      by cmdrklarg (5048) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:13PM (#607012)

      How many wars has Trump started? Zero.

      Yet.

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      Answer now is don't give in; aim for a new tomorrow.
  • (Score: 2, Troll) by arcz on Thursday December 07 2017, @04:27PM

    by arcz (4501) on Thursday December 07 2017, @04:27PM (#606851) Journal

    You could try being polite instead of name calling.