A Theory of System Justification
John T. Jost
This insightful book, A Theory of System Justification, explores why we defend social systems that cause misery and injustice. John Jost argues that our need for certainty, security, and social acceptance motivates us to protect the status quo - even when it harms others. With 25 years of research, Jost provides an accessible account of his groundbreaking theory that explains deep social and political issues, as well as intimate ones like relationships and self-worth. This book offers valuable insights for those seeking social justice and meaningful change.
first published in 2004
2020-08-01T12:19:08.000ZHighly recommended! -- John and I don't agree on everything, but he's one of the sharpest psychologists around and his new book is a summary & synthesis of his research and theorizing about system justification. This will be one of the classic texts of political psychology. – source