Counter Dominance International
research group has been studying the political psychology of
counter-dominance since the global upsurge in protests
against governmental and trans-governmental policies in
2011. (Pictured above from left: Spain, Chile, Turkey).
We are examining:
· Why mistrust in government is increasing even though global incomes are increasing and democracy is spreading. For more, click here.
· Why people outside the Arab nations are rejecting old stereotypes of Arabs to support the popular Arab uprisings and an independent Palestinian state. For more and a paper in press, click here.
· How salient intergroup cleavages within societies strengthen the relation between people's political attitudes and their values about group dominance. For more and a recent paper, click here.
· How the backing of local oppressive governments by the U.S. can popularize support for violent, sub-governmental groups, and what makes this domination so fragile. Our theorizing predicted the unfortunate civil war in Syria. For more and a paper in press, click here.