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John T. Jost & Jojanekke van der Toorn

In: Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology: Volume 2

Chapter 42: System Justification Theory

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System Justification Theory
System justification theory
Abstract

According to system justification theory, people are motivated (to varying degrees depending upon situational and dispositional factors) to defend, bolster, and justify prevailing social, economic, and political arrangements (i.e., the status quo). System justification motivation is theorized to ...

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