The psychology of system justification and the palliative function of ideology

  title={The psychology of system justification and the palliative function of ideology},
  author={John T. Jost and Orsolya Hunyady},
  journal={European Review of Social Psychology},
  pages={111 - 153}
In this chapter, we trace the historical and intellectual origins of system justification theory, summarise the basic assumptions of the theory, and derive 18 specific hypotheses from a system justification perspective. We review and integrate empirical evidence addressing these hypotheses concerning the rationalisation of the status quo, the internalisation of inequality (outgroup favouritism and depressed entitlement), relations among ego, group, and system justification motives (including… Expand
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