Right-wing authoritarianism as a predictor of pro-establishment versus anti-establishment conspiracy theories
作者: Michael J. WoodDebra Gray
作者单位: 1University of Winchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
刊名: Personality and Individual Differences, 2019, Vol.138 , pp.163-166
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.09.036
关键词: AuthoritarianismConspiracy theoriesPolitical psychology
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) has shown inconsistent results as a predictor of beliefs in conspiracy theories (CTs). The present investigation attempted to clarify these results by separating anti-establishment CTs, which challenge the existing social order, from pro-establishment CTs, which seek to justify and reinforce it against external threats. In two MTurk samples ( N = 294, 200), RWA correlated strongly with pro-establishment CTs but weakly with anti-establishment CTs. Regression analyses suggest that after controlling for exposure to the CTs, this gap in the predictive power of RWA can be explained by differences in attitudes toward their alleged perpetrators, highlighting the importance of intergroup attitudes as an important driver of CT endorsement.
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影响因子:1.807 (2012)

  • establishment 确立
  • conspiracy 操作
  • predictor 预示
  • psychology 心理学
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