Complementary justice: effects of "poor but happy" and "poor but honest" stereotype exemplars on system justification and implicit activation of the justice motive.

@article{Kay2003ComplementaryJE,
  title={Complementary justice: effects of "poor but happy" and "poor but honest" stereotype exemplars on system justification and implicit activation of the justice motive.},
  author={Aaron C Kay and J. Jost},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={
          823-37
        }
}
  • Aaron C Kay, J. Jost
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
It was hypothesized that exposure to complementary representations of the poor as happier and more honest than the rich would lead to increased support for the status quo. In Study 1, exposure to "poor but happy" and "rich but miserable" stereotype exemplars led people to score higher on a general measure of system justification, compared with people who were exposed to noncomplementary exemplars. Study 2 replicated this effect with "poor but honest" and "rich but dishonest" complementary… Expand
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