A critical review of the (un)conscious basis for system‐supporting attitudes of the disadvantaged

@article{Owuamalam2018ACR,
  title={A critical review of the (un)conscious basis for system‐supporting attitudes of the disadvantaged},
  author={C. Owuamalam and Mark Rubin and R. Spears},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
  year={2018},
  volume={12}
}
Is support for societal systems amongst the disadvantaged driven by an (un)conscious system justification motive that is independent from self-interests? System justification theory (SJT) is unique in its affirmative answer to this question. SJT proposes (a) that support for societal systems operates in the service of maintaining the status quo, (b) that the evidence for this system justification motive lies with the fact that members of disadvantaged groups (un)consciously support societal… Expand
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