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Title    Discussion: Social Psychological Perspectives on Trump Supporters
Date    Thursday December 07, @01:05AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the and-a-polite-discussion-ensued... dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/12/06/0910241

aristarchus writes:

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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  1. "aristarchus" - https://soylentnews.org/~aristarchus/
  2. "Journal of Social and Political Psychology" - https://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/750
  3. "Full text, *pdf" - https://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/750/pdf
  4. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=23650

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