Co kształtuje zachowania polityczne?

Współautorski tekst w antologii Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism!

Zachęcamy do zapoznania się z nową publikacją na temat sposobu, w jaki grupowe dążenie do uznania i dominacji kształtuje nasze zachowania polityczne. Rozdział powstał we współpracy z badaczami i badaczkami z Political Psychology Lab Uniwersytetu w Kent oraz zespołu Psychologii Społecznej SWPS, między innymi, w ramach realizacji grantu NORFACE.

Abstrakt:

The rise of illiberalism may have been fuelled in part by group-based psychological needs for recognition and dominance. The group-based need for recognition can be captured by collective narcissism: a belief in ingroup greatness contingent on external validation. Collective narcissism has consistently been associated with outgroup prejudice and hostility, especially towards groups that are perceived to have insulted or threatened the ingroup. The group-based need for dominance can be captured by social dominance orientation: an ideological attitude characterized by a strong preference for maintaining or enhancing hierarchies in intergroup relations and establishing dominance. While the two needs differ in their psychological antecedents and consequences, the craving for recognition of the ingroup can slide into a demand for dominance. Both collective narcissism and social dominance orientation have been associated with support for illiberal leaders, political movements, and policies. Opposition to democracy, civil liberties, science, and environmental protection can all be used to signal the country’s dominance and independence from others. Thus the needs for recognition and dominance can form a toxic blend, creating a psychological basis for the present popularity of illiberalism.

Link do publikacji: Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism