Title

Left-wing radicalism and prejudice

Document Type

Poster Session

Presentation Date

1-29-2010

Conference Name

Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Conference Location

Las Vegas, NV

Abstract

Three studies examined the relationship between a new individual difference measure: left-wing radicalism (LWR) and prejudice. LWR measures the extent to which people reject authority and societal conventions. The results indicate that LWRs are more prejudiced against groups that violate their values, but less prejudiced toward traditional minority groups. Furthermore, the results indicate that those high in LWR (like those high in RWA) are prone to cognitive errors (e.g. belief in conspiracies).

Keywords

Left Wing Radicalism, Prejudice

Disciplines

Psychology | Social Psychology

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