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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 khallow on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:34PM (2 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @05:34PM (#606883) Journal
    Statistics [] have arrived. Consume and be enlightened. I discuss some manufacturing statistics and indices that improved moderately to substantially since the election of Trump. That is, you can see the change in the relevant parameter as one goes from before the election to after. This includes moderate job growth and more recently, increase in average work week in US manufacturing after the election.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:45PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:45PM (#606935)

    Wow, that was one clear example of you being a shill. Thanks.

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:58PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:58PM (#606940) Journal
      Wow, we're all whiny today. Anyway, I posted that because someone asked for supporting statistics for this claim I made. I found supporting statistics via Google. I'm willing to entertain sincere discussion, but not stupid ad hominems.