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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: 1, Troll) by Arik on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:52AM (2 children)

    by Arik (4543) on Thursday December 07 2017, @02:52AM (#606584) Journal
    Cheerleading bullshit. First, he clearly got the majority of *unique* votes, and second even if that weren't true, that's not how the vote works as you well know. This is a federal system deliberately (and wisely) designed to prevent a narrow geographic interest from taking office without broader support. Clinton voters are concentrated in a few densely populated cesspools. The rest of the country would rather elect a syphilitic dog than that blood-drenched harpy.
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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:39AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday December 07 2017, @10:39AM (#606752) Homepage
    However, if every state was like NE, and elected proportionally, then the outcome of the slightly less flawed system would be: (Dem, Rep, Other, Other, Other)
    Total: [269, 265, 2, 1, 1]
    (Source available)

    Also - do you agree or disagree with the statement "Californians are currently under-represented"?
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:17PM (#606914)

    Meh, just another angry conservative trying to yell "fake news" so they'll feel better. Womp womp :( The EC is bullshit, and I find it MORE offensive to give a VERY small number of people vastly more influence, but hey that is the GOP way. To the top of the pyramid bitches!