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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:22PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:22PM (#606918)

    Ehhh, you talk a lot about science and reason but cling to your personal beliefs when the evidence is against you.

    Feck off ya bleedin idjit.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:36PM (1 child)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @06:36PM (#606930) Journal

    Ehhh, you talk a lot about science and reason but cling to your personal beliefs when the evidence is against you.

    Seeing as you are a delusional, narcissistic, moonbat autist, I wouldn't expect you to be able to understand the importance of my work. Sad.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08 2017, @05:30PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 08 2017, @05:30PM (#607280)

      Importancr of your work, so now you're a narcissistic fool as well. Got a youtube channel yet?