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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) 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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