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Political ideology: its structure, functions, and elective affinities.
Ideology has re-emerged as an important topic of inquiry among social, personality, and political psychologists. In this review, we examine recent theory and research concerning the structure,Expand
Are Needs to Manage Uncertainty and Threat Associated With Political Conservatism or Ideological Extremity?
Three studies are conducted to assess the uncertainty— threat model of political conservatism, which posits that psychological needs to manage uncertainty and threat are associated with politicalExpand
Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?
In this research, we drew on system-justification theory and the notion that conservative ideology serves a palliative function to explain why conservatives are happier than liberals. Specifically,Expand
A Tale of Two Systems : Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Treatment for Adolescents
Co-occurring disorders present serious challenges to traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment systems. Among adolescents in need of behavioral health services, co-occurring disordersExpand
The Joy of Sexism? A Multinational Investigation of Hostile and Benevolent Justifications for Gender Inequality and Their Relations to Subjective Well-Being
Previous research on system justification theory suggests that beliefs that rationalize inequalities are related to subjective well-being. We examine how “complementary” (hostile and benevolent)Expand
Health Psychology : Developing Biologically Plausible Models Linking the Social World and Physical Health
Research over the past several decades has documented psychosocial influences on the development and progression of several major medical illnesses. The field is now increasingly focused onExpand
The “Antidemocratic Personality” Revisited: A Cross‐National Investigation of Working‐Class Authoritarianism
More than 60 years ago, psychologists identified a potential threat to democracy from within, namely the “antidemocratic personality” arising from the “authoritarian syndrome.” It was soon discoveredExpand
A bed of thorns: Female leaders and the self-reinforcing cycle of illegitimacy
Abstract In an attempt to explain why the gender gap in leadership positions persists, we propose a model centered on legitimacy. When women hold powerful positions, they have a harder time than menExpand
System justification and the defense of committed relationship ideology.
A consequential ideology in Western society is the uncontested belief that a committed relationship is the most important adult relationship and that almost all people want to marry or seriouslyExpand
Of two minds: The interactive effect of construal level and identity on political polarization
Abstract Construal level theory posits that that when people are thinking abstractly (vs. concretely) they rely more on their core and consistent attitudes and values. However, past research has beenExpand
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