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Cognitive and Motivation Style Differences Underlying Political Orientation

APS Fellow John Jost of New York University discusses cognitive and motivation style differences underlying political orientation. Just another example of how psychological science plays a role in our everyday lives, including politics.

Want more information on this topic? Check out other research done by John Jost:

Napier, J.L., & Jost, J.T. (2008). Why are conservatives happier than liberals? Psychological Science, 19, 565-572.

Jost, J.T., Nosek, B.A. & Gosling, S.D. (2008). Ideology: Its resurgence in social, personality, and political psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3,126-136.

Wakslak, C., Jost, J.T., Tyler, T.R., & Chen, E. (2007). Moral outrage mediates the dampening effect of system justification on support for redistributive social policies. Psychological Science, 18, 267-274.

Jost, J.T., & Hunyady, O. (2005). Antecedents and consequences of system-justifying ideologies. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 260-265.

Kay, A.C., Jost, J.T., & Young, S. (2005). Victim derogation and victim enhancement as alternate routes to system justification. Psychological Science, 16, 240-246.

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