The effects of psychological security and insecurity on political attitudes and leadership preferences

  title={The effects of psychological security and insecurity on political attitudes and leadership preferences},
  author={Omri Gillath and Joshua Hart},
  journal={European Journal of Social Psychology},
  • O. GillathJ. Hart
  • Published 25 February 2009
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
Recent research from different perspectives suggests that uncertainty, mortality salience (MS), and other fundamental threats that cause feelings of insecurity motivate people to adhere to specific kinds of anxiety-reducing political attitudes and values. In the current studies, we examined a complementary prediction that providing people with an alternative source of security would reduce their need to defend against insecurity, resulting in lower endorsement of the anxiety-reducing political… 

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