6. The Uncertainty-Threat Model of Political Conservatism

  1. Michael A. Hogg PhD3 and
  2. Danielle L. Blaylock PhD4,5
  1. John T. Jost PhD1 and
  2. Jaime L. Napier PhD2

Published Online: 24 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344073.ch6

Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty

Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty

How to Cite

Jost, J. T. and Napier, J. L. (2011) The Uncertainty-Threat Model of Political Conservatism, in Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty (eds M. A. Hogg and D. L. Blaylock), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344073.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Claremont Graduate University, USA

  2. 4

    Queens University Belfast, UK

  3. 5

    University of St Andrews, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Kent, UK

  2. 2

    Yale University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331288

Online ISBN: 9781444344073

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Keywords:

  • uncertainty-threat model;
  • economic crisis;
  • political conservatism;
  • social stasis;
  • liberalism-conservatism;
  • uncertainty avoidance;
  • Massachusetts Study;
  • uncertainty avoidance;
  • ideological extremism;
  • liberals and conservatives

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic Tenets of the Uncertainty-Threat Model and Metaanalytic Evidence

  • Addressing Criticisms, Limitations, and Unresolved Issues

  • Testing the Uncertainty-Threat Model of Political Conservatism

  • Summary and Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References