Antecedents and Consequences of System-Justifying Ideologies

@article{Jost2005AntecedentsAC,
  title={Antecedents and Consequences of System-Justifying Ideologies},
  author={J. Jost and Orsolya Hunyady},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={260 - 265}
}
According to system justification theory, there is a psychological motive to defend and justify the status quo. There are both dispositional antecedents (e.g., need for closure, openness to experience) and situational antecedents (e.g., system threat, mortality salience) of the tendency to embrace system-justifying ideologies. Consequences of system justification sometimes differ for members of advantaged versus disadvantaged groups, with the former experiencing increased and the latter… Expand
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