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For God (or) country: the hydraulic relation between government instability and belief in religious sources of control.
It has been recently proposed that people can flexibly rely on sources of control that are both internal and external to the self to satisfy the need to believe that their world is under controlExpand
On the perpetuation of ignorance: system dependence, system justification, and the motivated avoidance of sociopolitical information.
How do people cope when they feel uninformed or unable to understand important social issues, such as the environment, energy concerns, or the economy? Do they seek out information, or do they simplyExpand
Evidence for the specificity of control motivations in worldview defense: Distinguishing compensatory control from uncertainty management and terror management processes.
Research inspired by the compensatory control model (CCM) shows that people compensate for personal control threats by bolstering aspects of the cultural worldview that afford external control.Expand
Endorsing complementary stereotypes about others (i.e., stereotypes consisting of a balance of positive and negative characteristics) can function to satisfy the need to perceive one's social systemExpand
Rewriting the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Social Rejection
Chronically insecure individuals often behave in ways that result in the very social rejection that they most fear. We predicted that this typical self-fulfilling prophecy is not immutable.Expand
Trait forgiveness and traitedness within the HEXACO model of personality
Abstract The current study aimed to establish how trait forgiveness relates to broad personality factors as defined by the HEXACO model of personality, as opposed to the Big Five/Five-Factor modelsExpand
When Brands Reflect Our Ideal World: The Values and Brand Preferences of Consumers Who Support versus Reject Society’s Dominant Ideology
In what ways can brands symbolize America’s defining values, and for whom do these values resonate? Drawing from research on values (Schwartz 1994), the symbolic power of brands (Holt 2004, 2006;Expand
Restricted Emigration, System Inescapability, and Defense of the Status Quo
The freedom to emigrate at will from a geographic location is an internationally recognized human right. However, this right is systematically violated by restrictive migration policies. In threeExpand
System justification: Experimental evidence, its contextual nature, and implications for social change
We review conceptual and empirical contributions to system justification theory over the last fifteen years, emphasizing the importance of an experimental approach and consideration of context.Expand