Social Inequality and the Reduction of Ideological Dissonance on Behalf of the System: Evidence of Enhanced System Justification among the Disadvantaged

@inproceedings{Jost2001SocialIA,
  title={Social Inequality and the Reduction of Ideological Dissonance on Behalf of the System: Evidence of Enhanced System Justification among the Disadvantaged},
  author={J. Jost and B. Pelham and B. N. Sullivan and Oliver J. Sheldon},
  year={2001}
}
According to system justification theory, people are motivated to preserve the belief that existing social arrangements are fair, legitimate, and justifiable (Jost & Banaji, 1994). The strongest form of this hypothesis, which draws on the logic of cognitive dissonance theory, holds that people who are most disadvantaged by the status quo would have the greatest psychological need to reduce ideological dissonance and would therefore be most likely to support, defend, and justify existing social… Expand
The Development of System Justification in the Developing World
Do the disadvantaged legitimize the social system? A large-scale test of the status-legitimacy hypothesis.
  • M. Brandt
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2013
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