Peer reviewed

  • van der Linden, S., Panagopoulos, C., Azevedo, F., & Jost, J. T. (2020). The Paranoid Style in American Politics Revisited: An Ideological Asymmetry in Conspiratorial Thinking. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3(3), e1. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12681. [ungated]

  • Azevedo, F., Jost, J. T., Rothmund, T., & Sterling, J. (2019). Neoliberal ideology and the justification of inequality in capitalist societies: Why social and economic dimensions of ideology are intertwined. Journal of Social Issues, 75(1), 49-88. DOI: 10.1111/josi.12310. [ungated]

  • Rothmund, T., Bromme, L., & Azevedo, F. (2020). Justice for the People? How Justice Sensitivity Can Foster and Impair Support for Populist Radical‐Right Parties and Politicians in the United States and in Germany. Political Psychology, 41(3), 479-497. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12632. [ungated]

  • Womick, J., Rothmund, T., Azevedo, F., King, L. A., & Jost, J. T. (2019). Group-Based Dominance and Authoritarian Aggression Predict Support for Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(5), 643-652. DOI: 10.1177/1948550618778290. [ungated]

  • Azevedo, F., Jost, J. T., & Rothmund, T. (2017). “Making America great again”: System justification in the US presidential election of 2016. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3(3), 231. DOI: 10.1037/tps0000122. [ungated]

  • Hoffarth, M. R., Azevedo, F., & Jost, J. T. (2019). Political conservatism and the exploitation of nonhuman animals: An application of system justification theory. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 22(6), 858-878. DOI: 10.1177/1368430219843183. [ungated]

  • Jost, J. T., Langer, M., Badaan, V., Azevedo, F., Etchezahar, E., Ungaretti, J., & Hennes, E. P. (2017). Ideology and the limits of self-interest: System justification motivation and conservative advantages in mass politics. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3(3), e1. DOI: 10.1037/tps0000127. [ungated]


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  • Jost, J. T. (2019). A quarter century of system justification theory: Questions, answers, criticisms, and societal applications. British Journal of Social Psychology, 58(2), 263-314. DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12297.

  • Jost, J. T. (2017). Working class conservatism: a system justification perspective Current opinion in psychology, 18, 73-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.08.020.

  • Dolan, E. W. (2018, July 21). Authoritarian aggression and group-based dominance distinguished Trump supporters from other Republicans in 2016. [link].

  • Rogers, O. (2020, February 10). Conservatism, Systems, And Animal Ethics. [link].

  • Ellwood, B. (2020, November 05). Conservatives’ propensity toward conspiracy thinking can be explained by a distrust in officials and paranoid thinking. [link].

  • Jangles Science Lad (2020, October 28). System Justification or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Boot. Youtube. [link].

  • Healy, M. (2020, October 16). Why do conspiracy theories about pedophilia hold such sway with some conservatives? The Los Angeles Times. [link].