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System justification

Known as: System justification theory 
System justification theory (SJT) is a theory within social psychology that serves a psychologically palliative function. It proposes that people… 
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Highly Cited
2015
Highly Cited
2015
In an attempt to explain the stability of hierarchy, we focus on the perspective of the powerless and how a subjective sense of… 
Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
Theoretical approaches that treat religiosity as an evolutionary byproduct of cognitive mechanisms to detect agency may help to… 
Review
2010
Review
2010
This research analyses the mediational role of threat perception in the relationship between prejudice and discrimination… 
Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Foreword: Why Political Psychology Is Important - George Lakoff 1. Introduction: Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and… 
Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
In this research, we investigated the relations among system justification, religiosity, and subjective well-being in a sample of… 
Review
2008
Review
2008
Although it is tempting to think that one’s political convictions reflect independent and unbiased thinking, research… 
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
We examine people's reactions to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, most of whom are minorities living in poverty, and we do so in… 
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Ashforth and Kreiner (1999) documented how workers in so-called “dirty work” occupations were able to overcome threats to their… 
Review
2001
Review
2001
System justification theory seeks to understand how and why people provide cognitive and ideological support for the status quo… 
Review
1994
Review
1994
Although the concept of justification has played a significant role in many social psychological theories, its presence in recent…