My country, right or wrong: Does activating system justification motivation eliminate the liberal-conservative gap in patriotism?

@article{Toorn2014MyCR,
  title={My country, right or wrong: Does activating system justification motivation eliminate the liberal-conservative gap in patriotism?},
  author={J. V. D. Toorn and P. Nail and I. Liviatan and J. Jost},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={54},
  pages={50-60}
}
Ideological differences in nationalism and patriotism are well-known and frequently exploited, but the question of why conservatives exhibit stronger national attachment than liberals has been inadequately addressed. Drawing on theories of system justification and political ideology as motivated social cognition, we proposed that increased patriotism is one means of satisfying the system justification goal. Thus, we hypothesized that temporarily activating system justification motivation should… Expand
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