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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: 1) by Sulla on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:45AM

    by Sulla (5173) on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:45AM (#606679) Journal

    We just suffered eight years of doubling down on war with Obama, why would we want to stay the course insted of try something new in vain? All the shitty foreign policy decisions that would have been done by Hill have been done by Trump, the only exception being that we stopped funding the Syrian rebels and allowed Russia/Iran/Syria to bring some peace back to the region.

    Republicans and democrats alike have done everything possible to double down in war, and trump has been dragging his feet due to incompetence, being bought off, or lack of will. Regardless of why less death is always better than more death.

    Hell he just said that a two state solution is still the best option,

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