System justification: Experimental evidence, its contextual nature, and implications for social change

@article{Friesen2018SystemJE,
  title={System justification: Experimental evidence, its contextual nature, and implications for social change},
  author={Justin P Friesen and Kristin Laurin and Steven Shepherd and Danielle Gaucher and Aaron C Kay},
  journal={British Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={58},
  pages={315–339}
}
We review conceptual and empirical contributions to system justification theory over the last fifteen years, emphasizing the importance of an experimental approach and consideration of context. First, we review the indirect evidence of the system justification motive via complimentary stereotyping. Second, we describe injunctification as direct evidence of a tendency to view the extant status quo (the way things are) as the way things should be. Third, we elaborate on system justification's… Expand
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