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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: 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?

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  • (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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    • (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.