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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: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:44AM (4 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:44AM (#606621) Homepage Journal

    Automation has not yet cost all that many jobs. I can walk out on my plant floor, and point to about 60 jobs lost to immigration - and only four jobs lost to automation. To date, most of the automation employed by my company have been aimed at reducing damage to equipment and plant, and to reduce the risk of injury to workers. Americans whose families have been American for generations have lost far more to immigration, than to automation, from my point of view.

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    Your private safe room in the back of your mind? Trump pooped in it.
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  • (Score: 2, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:59AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:59AM (#606708)

    Americans whose families have been American for generations have lost far more to immigration, than to automation, from my point of view.

    Just because you are stupid, doesn't mean you are right.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-21/how-just-14-people-make-500-000-tons-of-steel-a-year-in-austria [bloomberg.com]

    1,000 went down to 14.

    So yeah, maybe it's the "refugees" or the "immigrants"?? If anything, immigrants have vastly increased the wealth of Americans. Americans have done nothing but suck in the most ambitious and hard working people from around the world (and Mexico) and have done nothing but bitch about them. But don't worry, that gravy train is now quite done with.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @08:31AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @08:31AM (#606714)

      Just because you are stupid, doesn't mean you are right.

      But it does mean that he doesn't know he is wrong. Man has an opinion. Don't confuse him with facts.

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:18PM (1 child)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @03:18PM (#606813) Homepage Journal

      Because you are stupid, you don't realize that I'm not from Oz. I'm from Murica. Nor do you understand that I work in plastics manufacturing, not in steel making. While you are attempting to be cute, you only expose your own stupidity and ignorance. Sux2BU, hey?

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      Your private safe room in the back of your mind? Trump pooped in it.
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:44PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @09:44PM (#607010)

        I'm not from Oz. I'm from Murica.

        That may 'splain. Austria and the land of Oz are sooo far apart.

        Sux2BU, hey?/blockqute
        'ave a look over that map of yours, you'll suck less.