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Inferences of Competence from Faces Predict Election Outcomes
We show that inferences of competence based solely on facial appearance predicted the outcomes of U.S. congressional elections better than chance (e.g., 68.8% of the Senate races in 2004) and alsoExpand
Panglossian Ideology In The Service Of System Justification: How Complementary Stereotypes Help Us To Rationalize Inequality
According to system justification theory, there is a general social psychological tendency to rationalize the status quo, that is, to see it as good, fair, legitimate, and desirable. This tendency isExpand
System justification: How do we know it’s motivated?
According to system justification theory, people are motivated to defend and legitimize social systems that affect them. In this chapter, we review fifteen years of theory and empirical researchExpand
Working for the System: Motivated Defense of Meritocratic Beliefs
Conceptualizing the widespread belief in meritocracy as a case of system justification, we examined how the desire to justify the societal status quo motivates cognitive and behavioral defense of theExpand
“Tall Poppies” and “American Dreams”
A comparative study conducted in Australia and the United States examined people’s responses to protagonists who were either born rich or poor and who ended up either rich or poor as adults. ResultsExpand
Public Opinion on Foreign Policy The Multilateral Public that Perceives Itself as Unilateral
Americans have a strong preference for multilateral foreign policies over unilateral foreign policies. But do Americans know their own preferences? Data from a national survey show wideExpand
System Justification in Responding to the Poor and Displaced in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
We examine people's reactions to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, most of whom are minorities living in poverty, and we do so in terms of system justification theory. We propose that the socialExpand
System justification: A motivational process with implications for social conflict
According to system justification theory, people are motivated to defend and legitimize the social systems that affect them. In this chapter, we review 15 years of theory and empirical researchExpand
Election Outcomes Inferences of Competence from Faces Predict
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/308/5728/1623 version of this article at: including high-resolution figures, can be found in the online Updated information and services,Expand
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