The role of stereotyping in system‐justification and the production of false consciousness

  title={The role of stereotyping in system‐justification and the production of false consciousness},
  author={John T. Jost and Mahzarin R. Banaji},
  journal={British Journal of Social Psychology},
Although the concept of justification has played a significant role in many social psychological theories, its presence in recent examinations of stereotyping has been minimal. We describe and evaluate previous notions of stereotyping as ego-justification and group-justification and propose an additional account, that of system-justification, which refers to psychological processes contributing to the preservation of existing social arrangements even at the expense of personal and group… Expand
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