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The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

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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