Terrorism Salience increases System Justification: Experimental Evidence

  title={Terrorism Salience increases System Justification: Experimental Evidence},
  author={Johannes Ullrich and Jan Christopher Cohrs},
  journal={Social Justice Research},
The issue of international terrorism has figured frequently in recent political debates and media coverage. In the present paper, we explore the question of how the salience of the concept of international terrorism affects the system-justifying tendencies of public opinion. On the basis of Terror Management Theory and System Justification Theory it was hypothesized that terrorism salience would lead to increased system justification. Four experiments with student and non-student adult samples… 
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