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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: 5, Insightful) by Tangaroa on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:28AM (12 children)

    by Tangaroa (682) on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:28AM (#606568) Homepage

    Social Psychological Perspectives on Hillary Supporters

    The Hillary movement is not singular within the United States (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the 1940s, the Dadaist movement of the 1920s, and the more recent Brony movement). Moreover, other democracies have seen similar movements (e.g. Italy's Ndrangheta, Mexico's Los Zetas, Canada's Polar Bear Plunge, and San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair).

    In virtually all these cases, the tinder especially involved white males with low self-esteem and mommy issues who had formal educations but remained dumber than rocks. 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 - stupidity, assholery, bigotry, batshit insanity, and living in a bubble of their own party's propaganda. No one factor describes Hillary's supporters, but all five do.

    Someone give me an honorary sociology degree. This is ace stuff here.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:33AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:33AM (#606573)

    You are only proving the point of the fine article. "Educations"? A plural is not appropriate here.

    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:08AM

      by c0lo (156) on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:08AM (#606596) Journal

      Let me correct that one typo:

      the tinder especially involved ... mommy issues who had formal education but remained dumber than rocks.

      Now, you see how much sense the phrase suddenly has gotten?
      There were some issues (somehow related with mommy), issues that had formal education etc.

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:09AM (9 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:09AM (#606597)

    The insightful mod on that pile of bullshit proves that plenty of Trumpanzees are using their mod points today. If this post is modded troll it will provide further proof of the Trumpanzee activity.

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

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:25AM (#606612) Journal
      Because it takes many Trumpanzees to come up with the three to five mod points needed. They are only given ten points apiece, which is much less than that.
    • (Score: 5, Informative) by Gaaark on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:46AM (7 children)

      by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:46AM (#606623) Journal

      Get over it...she lost because she (also) is a big steaming pile of shit!

      Trump would have had NO chance running against someone-ANYONE else: no one TRUSTED her.

      Both the candidates were crap offerings, but Trump won! WTF does that tell you about HER!

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      --- Please remind me if I haven't been civil to you: I'm channeling MDC. ---Gaaark 2.0 ---
      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:33AM (3 children)

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:33AM (#606661) Journal

        It tells me that as utter shit as she is, she still won the popular vote. What does that tell you about HIM? What, for that matter, does it tell you about the way American electoral politics work?

        --
        I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:02AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:02AM (#606720)

          That the majority (of the 58% of the population who voted) can't easily gang up and vote themselves absolute power over everyone else. So our system of government is still working exactly as designed. Maybe you should take a world history course to learn the background as to why our system is designed the way it is.

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:04PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:04PM (#606943)

            Eeesh, "vote themselves absolute power". Hmm, you should be banned from all future conversations on US politics since you clearly have a tenuous grasp on reality.

        • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:52PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:52PM (#607027)

          What does that tell you about... ?

          It tells me that The Commission on Presidential Debates is an anti-competitive criminal syndicate wholly-owned by The Reds and The Blues.

          Had more than 2 voices been allowed in the "presidential debates", a lot more folks would have voted for Jill Stein and her Green New Deal.

          .
          It also tells me that Lamestream Media is a waste of time when it comes to actual issues.
          ...not only because of what they get completely wrong but, more significantly, what/who they never mention.

          -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:41PM (2 children)

        by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:41PM (#606797) Journal

        At the time I really wanted Elizabeth Warren to run, because she was smart and capable and would have cut Trump or whoever won the Republican nomination to ribbons. Bernie Sanders was a lesser choice for me, but he still would have been fine. Either of them would have run away with the election because they would have taken away Trump's relative edge with bread-and-butter voters.

        Now I have a much different, much lesser opinion of Warren and a much greater opinion of Bernie.

        But thanks to the hacks of Leon Panetta's email and Donna Brazile's revelations about the DNC, it has been proven that neither Warren nor Bernie would have had a chance against Hillary's corruption of the process. That game was rigged from the start and is still rigged. The Democratic Party is a zombie, brain-dead and incapable of changing direction or doing anything positive.

        FWIW the Republican Party is no less a catastrophe. They're in the middle of their own years-long civil war, and their house is burning down, too. So the country must not continue with the fiction that one party is good, and the other bad.

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        Washington DC delenda est.
        • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:35PM (1 child)

          by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:35PM (#606822) Journal

          I don't know anything about Warren (I'm Canadian, and only really followed things about Bernie because he seemed to be less 'yucky' and more for the people than Hill/Don).

          I'd like to see Bernie form his own party (unless he can run instead of Hillary) with the slogan "We don't fucking suck like the 2 major parties".
          Maybe he'd pull it off, lol.

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          • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:52PM

            by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:52PM (#606938) Journal

            I'd like to see Bernie form his own party (unless he can run instead of Hillary) with the slogan "We don't fucking suck like the 2 major parties".
            Maybe he'd pull it off, lol.

            You're not kidding. It wouldn't take much. "The Independent Party: We're not Lizard People." "Earth: We Live Here, Too." "We are not Re-animated Clones of Hitler. Promise."

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            Washington DC delenda est.