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Group-Based Dominance and Opposition to Equality Correspond to Different Psychological Motives
Social Dominance Orientation, one of the most popular individual differences measures in the study of generalized prejudice, can be understood as having two components: Opposition to Equality (OEQ)
Another Look at Moral Foundations Theory: Do Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences in “Moral” Intuitions?
Moral foundations theorists propose that the moral domain should include not only “liberal” ethics of justice and care but also ostensibly “conservative” concerns about the virtues of ingroup
Differences in Punitiveness Across Three Cultures: A Test of American Exceptionalism in Justice Attitudes
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and a more punitive approach to criminal justice issues than comparable Western democracies. One potential explanation for this
Social Influence on Political Judgments: The Case of Presidential Debates
Four experiments investigated the extent to which judgments of candidate performance in presidential debates could be influenced by the mere knowledge of others’ reactions. In Experiments 1 and 2
People believe they have more free will than others
Four experiments identify a tendency for people to believe that their own lives are more guided by the tenets of free will than are the lives of their peers. These tenets involve the a priori
Still an American? Mortality Salience and Treatment of Suspected Terrorists
In today's post-9/11 world, it is important to consider the psychological factors related to beliefs about the proper treatment of those suspected of terrorist involvement. We report 2 experiments on
The Myth of Fourth Amendment Circularity
The Supreme Court’s decision in Katz v. United States made peoples’ reasonable expectations of privacy the touchstone for determining whether state surveillance amounts to a search under the Fourth
Actual Expectations of Privacy, Fourth Amendment Doctrine, and the Mosaic Theory
In the landmark case of United States v. Jones, as many as five Supreme Court justices indicated that tracking the geolocation of a car for a month would be a Fourth Amendment search even though
From Identification to Identity Theft: Public Perceptions of Biometric Privacy Harms
The results show that many people are deeply concerned about biometric privacy in the consumer context; that they are willing to sacrifice real benefits to preserveBiometric privacy; and that those who are concerned with biomet privacy attribute their concern to many factors that are not directly related to data security, particularly public tracking.