Our 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 Spain, Chile, Turkey).
We are examining:
- Why mistrust in government is increasing even though global incomes are increasing and democracy is spreading. Citation:
Pratto, F. & Bou Zeineddine, F. (2015). Politics and the Psychology of Power: Multi-level Dynamics in the (Im)Balances of Human Needs and Survival. J. Forgas, W. Crano, & K. Fieldler (Eds.) Sydney Symposium on Social Psychology, Sydney, Australia. (pp. 243-261).
Page proofs here.
- Why people outside the Arab nations are rejecting old stereotypes of Arabs to support the popular Arab uprisings and an independent Palestinian state. Preprint here.
- How salient intergroup cleavages within societies strengthen the relation between people's political attitudes and their values about group dominance. Preprint 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. Paper here.