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Ideology and the limits of self-interest: System justification motivation and conservative advantages in mass politics.
It is commonly assumed that political attitudes are driven by self-interest and that poor people heavily favor policies aimed at redistributing wealth. This assumption fails to explain the popularityExpand
Missing in (Collective) Action
Social-psychological models of collective action emphasize three antecedents of protest: (a) anger at perceived injustice, (b) social identification, and (c) beliefs about group efficacy. TheseExpand
The future of system justification theory.
In this article, we respond to commentaries by Friesen et al. (2018, Br. J. Soc. Psychol.), Osborne et al. (2018, Br. J. Soc. Psychol.), and Owuamalam et al. (2018, Br. J. Soc. Psychol.) on theExpand
Social Protest and Its Discontents: A System Justification Perspective
Psychological factors that encourage—as well as discourage—participation in social protest are often overlooked in the social sciences. In this article, we draw together recent contributions to theExpand
#No2Sectarianism: Experimental Approaches to Reducing Sectarian Hate Speech Online
We use an experiment across the Arab Twittersphere and a nationally representative survey experiment in Lebanon to evaluate what types of counter-speech interventions are most effective in reducingExpand
Acting for whom, against what? Group membership and multiple paths to engagement in social change.
In a connected and politically engaged world, it is essential to understand how, why, and when people from diverse backgrounds may support social action. Integrating findings from the collectiveExpand
Ideological justification of the sectarian political system in Lebanon.
We start by summarizing recent research on system justification theory, highlighting studies conducted outside the U.S. to expand the cross-national scope of the theory. Next we describe majorExpand
Legislation, Linguistics, and Location: Exploring Attitudes on Unauthorized Immigration
Contemporary discourse on domestic immigration policy varies widely based on political affiliation, linguistics, and regional differences. This experimental study aimed to concurrently investigateExpand
Imagining better societies: A social psychological framework for the study of utopian thinking and collective action
We present an integrative theoretical model that specifies social psychological mechanisms by which utopian thinking, which activates the social imagination, may enhance collective action intentionsExpand