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PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Bachelor of psychology, Research assistant, School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology of Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Research assistant, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
This article outlines the concept of system justification proposed by J. Jost and M. Banaji. Motivational basis of system justification as well as the core assumption that low-status individuals tend to justify the existing system more than high-status individuals are described thoroughly. The factors that enhance system justification motivation as well as the relations between system justification and behavioral patterns that preserve social inequality are described in specific paragraphs.
The study was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Science Foundation, project № 20-18-00142).
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