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Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification$
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John T. Jost, Aaron C. Kay, and Hulda Thorisdottir

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195320916

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.001.0001

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On the Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

On the Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

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Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification
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Hulda Thorisdottir

John T. Jost

Aaron C. Kay

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.001

This chapter summarizes research that both reflects and exemplifies the recent resurgence of interest in the social and psychological characteristics and processes that give rise to ideological forms. Ideology is an elusive, multifaceted construct that can usefully be analyzed in terms of “top-down” processes related to the social construction and dissemination of ideology as well as “bottom-up” processes, including dispositional and situational factors, that make certain ideological outcomes more likely than others. The chapter briefly summarizes the contents of this volume, focusing especially on the cognitive and motivational antecedents and consequences of adopting specific ideologies, the functions served by those ideologies, and the myriad ways in which people accept and justify (versus reject) aspects of the social and political worlds they inhabit. Current challenges and future directions for the study of ideology and system justification are also discussed.

Keywords:   bottom-up, ideology, social construction, system justification, top-down

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