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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, @07:31PM (1 child)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Thursday December 07 2017, @07:31PM (#606956) Journal

    You are a skilled shill, very adept at using bullshit to distract from the lack of support your "message" has. Never address that facts that go against your message, just distract with more bullshit. They must have a dairy farm dedicated to you somewhere.

    This sort of shilling is called reason, logic, and rhetoric. Up your game and you won't be a whiny little AC anymore. I have years of practice dealing with this stuff.

    Here, it was quite simple. I read the link and noticed the two facts I mentioned. Namely, that the increase mentioned was small (0.7%) and that the current homeless rate (0.18%) was small even for developed world countries. An increase of merely 4,000 homeless shouldn't make the list of the top 100 things that Trump has done wrong.

    In comparison, manufacturing jobs went up by a little over 150k from November, 2016 to October, 2017. That's roughly a 1.3% increase in manufacturing jobs over the same time frame. That's roughly 35-40 manufacturing jobs per homeless person.

    Now, obviously this could be the start of a bad trend with respect to the homeless numbers. But we'll just have to see what happens.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday December 11 2017, @12:57AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday December 11 2017, @12:57AM (#608136) Journal

    An increase of merely 4,000 homeless shouldn't make the list of the top 100 things that Trump has done wrong.

    I noticed that the figure in question is through January, 2017. So not Trump's fault or credit, but still not even a weak indicator that something is going wrong.

    HUD said there are approximately 553,742 homeless people in the United States, which is a 0.7 percent increase from 2016. The numbers were counted in January of this year.