Left-wing radicalism and prejudice
Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Las Vegas, NV
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).
Left Wing Radicalism, Prejudice
Psychology | Social Psychology
Kenneth S. Bordens (2010).
Left-wing radicalism and prejudice. Presented at Eleventh Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.