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Social Psychological Perspectives on Trump Supporters

Accepted submission by aristarchus at 2017-12-02 21:26:36 from the Tom Cruz Jumping-on-the-couch dept. dept.

Recently published in Journal of Social and Political Psychology []
by Thomas F. Pettigrew seeks to understand the psychological profile of Trump supporters:

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.

Yes, the time has come to stop mocking and insulting deplorables, and to start trying to understand just exactly what their malfunction is. []

Full text, *pdf. []

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