Uncertainty and Extremism. Journal of Social Issues (JOSI)

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  • Journal
  • 500 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Extremism in society is the source of enormous human suffering and represents a significant social problem. This issue of the Journal of Social Issues assembles a set of 11 empirical and theoretical articles from leading social psychologists to examine the psychological relationship between uncertainty and extremism. The key question that is examined is whether, to what extent and in what fashion do feelings of uncertainty lead people to behave individually or collectively in ways that can be considered extremist does uncertainty play a causal role in zealotry, fundamentalism, attitudinal rigidity, ideological orthodoxy, intolerance of dissent, violent social disruption, authoritarian leadership, and so forth.

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INTRODUCTION

Uncertainty and the Roots of ExtremismMichael A. Hogg, Arie Kruglanski, and Kees van den Bos

SECTION I: CONCEPTUAL ANALYSES

Commitment and Extremism: A Goal Systemic AnalysisKristen M. Klein and Arie W. Kruglanski

Uncertainty Identity Theory: Extreme Groups, Radical Behavior, and Authoritarian Leadership 436Michael A. Hogg and Janice Adelman

A Raw Deal: Heightened Liberalism Following Exposure to Anomalous Playing CardsTravis Proulx and Brenda Major

Uncertainty and Status–Based Asymmetries in the Distinction Between the Good Us and the Bad Them: Evidence That Group Status Strengthens the Relationship Between the Need for Cognitive Closure and Extremity in Intergroup DifferentiationChristopher M. Federico, Corrie V. Hunt, and Emily L. Fisher

SECTION II: CULTURE AND MIGRATION

Culture and ExtremismMichele J. Gelfand, Gary LaFree, Susan Fahey, and Emily Feinberg

Uncertainty, Threat, and the Role of the Media in Promoting the Dehumanization of Immigrants and RefugeesVictoria M. Esses, Stelian Medianu, and Andrea S. Lawson

SECTION III: IDEOLOGY, POLITICS AND RELIGION

Anxious Uncertainty and Reactive Approach Motivation (RAM) for Religious, Idealistic, and Lifestyle ExtremesIan McGregor, Mike Prentice, and Kyle Nash

Compensatory Control and Its Implications for Ideological ExtremismAaron C. Kay and Richard P. Eibach

Determinants of Radicalization of Islamic Youth in the Netherlands: Personal Uncertainty, Perceived Injustice, and Perceived Group ThreatBertjan Doosje, Annemarie Loseman, and Kees van den Bos

COMMENTARY

A Millennial Challenge: Extremism in Uncertain TimesSusan T. Fiske

Issues in Progress

Impact Validity as a Framework for Advocacy–Based ResearchSean G. Massey & Ricardo E. Barreras

Ethnic–racial Stigma and Physical Health Disparities in the United States of America: From Psychological Theory and Evidence to Public Policy SolutionsLuis M. Rivera & Danielle Beatty

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Michael A. Hogg
Arie Kruglanski
Kees van den Bos
Sheri R. Levy
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