Books

Jost, J.T., Kay, A.C., & Thorisdottir, H. (Eds.) (2009). Social and psychological bases of ideology and system justification.New York : Oxford University Press. [Political Psychology series]

Jost, J.T., Banaji, M.R., & Prentice, D. (Eds.) (2004). Perspectivism in social psychology: The yin and yang of scientific progress. Washington, DC: APA Press.

Jost, J.T., & Sidanius, J. (Eds.) (2004). Political psychology: Key readings. New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

Jost, J.T., & Major, B. (Eds.) (2001). The psychology of legitimacy: Emerging perspectives on ideology, justice, andintergroup relations. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters (since 2000)

Brady, W.J., Wills, J.A., Burkart, D., Jost, J.T., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2019). Ideological asymmetry in the ‘moral contagion’ effect: Elite communication and its dissemination through social media. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, in press.

Jost, J.T. (2019a). A quarter century of system justification theory: Questions, answers, criticisms, and societal applications. British Journal of Social Psychology, in press.

Jost, J.T. (2019b). The IAT is dead, long live the IAT: Context-sensitive measures of implicit attitudes are indispensable to social and political psychology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, in press.

Langer, M., Jost, J.T., Bonneau, R., Metzger, M., Noorbaloochi, S., & Penfold-Brown, D. (2018). Digital dissent: An analysis of the motivational contents of Tweets from an Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Motivation Science, in press.

Osborne, D., Jost, J.T., Becker, J., Badaan, V., & Sibley, C.G. (2019). Protesting to challenge or defend the system? A system justification perspective on collective action. European Journal of Social Psychology, in press.

Womick, J., Rothmund, T., Azevedo, F., King, L.A., & Jost, J.T. (2019). Group-based dominance and authoritarian aggression predict support for Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Social Psychological and Personality Science, in press.

Badaan, V., Jost, J.T., Osborne, D., Sibley, C.G., Ungaretti, J., Etchezahar, E., & Hennes, E. (2018). Social protest and its discontents: A system justification perspective. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, 6, 1–22.

Cichocka, A., Górska, P., Jost, J.T., & Sutton, R. (2018). What inverted U can do for your country: A curvilinear relationship between confidence in the social system and political engagement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 883-902.

Jost, J.T. (2018). Underestimating belief in climate change. Nature Climate Change, 8, 189–190.

Jost, J.T., Barberá, P., Bonneau, R., Langer, M., Metzger, M.M., Nagler, J., Sterling, J., & Tucker, J. (2018). How social media facilitates political protest: Information, motivation, and social networks. Advances in Political Psychology Vol. 39, Supplement 1, pp. 58-118. doi: 10.1111/pops.12478

Jost, J.T., & Hunyady, O. (2018). Mass psychology in the age of Trump. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Spring issue (No. 48).

Jost, J.T., Sapolsky, R., & Nam, H.H. (2018). Speculations on the evolutionary origins of system justification. Evolutionary Psychology, April-June 2018, 1–21.

Jost, J.T., van der Linden, S., Panagopoulos, C. & Hardin, C.D. (2018). Ideological asymmetries in conformity, desire for shared reality, and the spread of misinformation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 77-83.

Nam, H.H., Jost, J.T., Kaggen, L., Campbell-Meiklejohn, D., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2018). Amygdala structure and the tendency to regard the social system as legitimate and desirable. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 133-138.

Sterling, J., & Jost, J.T. (2018). Moral discourse in the Twitterverse: Effects of ideology and political sophistication on language use among U.S. citizens and members of Congress. Journal of Language and Politics, 17, 195-221.

Nam, H.H., Jost, J.T., Kaggen, L., Campbell-Meiklejohn, D., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2018). Amygdala structure and the tendency to regard the social system as legitimate and desirable. Nature Human Behaviour, 2, 133-138.

Sterling, J., & Jost, J.T. (2018). Moral discourse in the Twitterverse: Effects of ideology and political sophistication on language use among U.S. citizens and members of Congress. Journal of Language and Politics, 17, 195-221.

Stern, C., West, T.V., Jost, J.T., & Rule, N.O. (2013). The politics of gaydar: Ideological differences in the use of gendered cues in categorizing sexual orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Van der Toorn, J., Feinberg, M., Jost, J.T., Kay, A.C., Tyler, T.R., Willer, R., & Wilmuth, C. (in press). A sense of powerlessness fosters system justification: Implications for the legitimation of authority, hierarchy, and government. Political Psychology.

Jost, J. T., & Amodio, D. M. (2012). Political ideology as motivated social cognition: Behavioral and neuroscientific evidence. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 55-64.

Jost, J.T., Chaikalis-Petritsis, V., Abrams, D., Sidanius, J., van der Toorn, J., & Bratt, C. (2012). Why men (and women) do and don’t rebel: Effects of system justification on willingness to protest. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38,197-208.

Jost, J.T., & van der Toorn, J. (2012). System justification theory. In P.A.M. van Lange, A.W. Kruglanski, & E.T. Higgins (Eds.),Handbook of theories of social psychology. (Vol. 2, pp. 313-343.) London: Sage.

Hennes, E.P., Nam, H.H., Stern, C., & Jost, J.T. (2012). Not all ideologies are created equal: Epistemic, existential, and relational needs predict system-justifying attitudes. Social Cognition, 30, 669-688.

Solak, N., Jost, J.T., Sümer, N., & Clore, G. (2012). Rage against the machine: The case for system-level emotions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 674-690.

Calogero, R., & Jost, J.T. (2011). Self-subjugation among women: Exposure to sexist ideology, self-objectification, and the protective function of the need to avoid closure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 211-228.

Jost, J.T. (2011). System justification theory as compliment, complement, and corrective to theories of social identification and social dominance. In D. Dunning (Ed.), Social motivation (pp. 223-263). New York: Psychology Press.

Jost, J.T., & Hardin, C.D. (2011). On the structure and dynamics of human thought: The legacy of William J. McGuire for social and political psychology. Political Psychology, 32, 21-57.

Liviatan, I., & Jost, J.T. (2011). System justification theory: Motivated social cognition in the service of the status quo. Social Cognition, 29 , 231-237.

Ledgerwood, A., Mandisodza, A., Jost, J.T., & Pohl, M. (2011). Working for the system: Motivated defense of meritocratic beliefs. Social Cognition, 29, 322-340.

Thorisdottir, H., & Jost, J.T. (2011). Motivated closed-mindedness mediates the effect of threat on political conservatism.Political Psychology, 32, 785-811.

Van der Toorn, J., Tyler, T.R., & Jost, J.T. (2011). More than fair: Outcome dependence, system justification, and the perceived legitimacy of authority. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 127-138.

Wakslak, C.J., Jost, J.T., & Bauer, P. (2011). Spreading rationalization: Increased support for large-scale and small-scale social systems following system threat, Social Cognition, 29-288-302.

Feygina, I., Jost, J.T., & Goldsmith, R. (2010). System justification, the denial of global warming, and the possibility of “system-sanctioned change.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 326-338.

Jost, J.T., & Kay, A.C. (2010). Social justice: History, theory, and research. In S.T. Fiske, D. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.),Handbook of social psychology (5th edition, Vol. 2, pp. 1122-1165). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Napier, J.L., Thorisdottir, H., & Jost, J.T. (2010). The joy of sexism? A multinational investigation of hostile and benevolent justifications for gender inequality and their relation to subjective well-being. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 62, 405-419.

Jost, J.T., Liviatan, I., van der Toorn, J., Ledgerwood, A., Mandisodza, A., & Nosek, B.A. (2010). System justification: How do we know it's motivated? In R. Bobocel et al. (Eds.)The psychology of justice and legitimacy: The Ontario symposium (Vol. 11, pp.173-203). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Van der Toorn, J., Berkics, M., & Jost, J.T. (2010). System justification, satisfaction, and perceptions of fairness and typicality at work: A cross-system comparison involving the U.S. and Hungary. Social Justice Research, 23, 189-210.

Jost, J.T., Rudman, L.A., Blair, I.V., Carney, D., Dasgupta, N., Glaser, J. & Hardin, C.D. (2009). The existence of implicit bias is beyond reasonable doubt: A refutation of ideological and methodological objections and executive summary of ten studies that no manager should ignore. Research in Organizational Behavior, 29, 39-69

Jost, J.T. (2009). "Elective affinities": On the psychological bases of left-right ideological differences. Psychological Inquiry,20, 129-141.

Jost, J.T., & Jost, L.J. (2009). Virtue ethics and the social psychology of character: Philosophical lessons from the person-situation debateJournal of Research in Personality43, 253-254. [Special issue on "Personality & Assessment at Age 40"]

Rankin, L., Jost, J.T., & Wakslak, C.J. (2009). System justification and the meaning of life: Are the existential benefits of ideology distributed unevenly across racial groups? Social Justice Research, 22, 312-333.

Jost, J.T., West, T.V., & Gosling, S.D. (2009). Personality and ideology as determinants of candidate preferences and "Obama conversion" in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The Dubois Review: Social Science on Race, 6, 103-124. 

Feygina, I., Goldsmith, R., & Jost, J.T. (2009). System justification and the disruption of environmental goal-setting: A self-regulatory perspective. In R.Hassin, K. Ochsner, & Y. Trope (Eds.), Social cognitive and neuroscientific approaches to self-control. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Jost, J.T., Federico, C.M. & Napier, J.L. (2009). Political ideology: Its structure, functions, and elective affinitiesAnnual Review of Psychology, 60, 307-333.

Kay, A.C., Czáplinski, S., & Jost, J.T.  (2009).  Left-right ideological differences in system justification following exposure to complementary versus noncomplementary stereotype exemplars.  European Journal of Social Psychology39, 290-298.

Carney, D.R., Jost, J.T., & Gosling, S.D. & Potter, J. (2008).  The secret lives of liberals and conservatives: Personality profiles, interaction styles, and the things they leave behind Political Psychology29, 807-840

Napier, J.L., & Jost, J.T. (2008).  Why are conservatives happier than liberals?  Psychological Science, 19, 565-572.

Napier, J.L., & Jost, J.T. (2008). The “anti-democratic personality” revisited: A cross-national investigation of working class authoritarianism. Journal of Social Issues, 64, 595-617.

Hunyady, O., Josephs, L., & Jost, J.T.  (2008).  Priming the primal scene: Betrayal trauma, narcissism, and attitudes toward sexual infidelity.  Self & Identity7, 278-294.

Jost, J.T., Ledgerwood, A., & Hardin, C.D. (2008). Shared reality, system justification, and the relational basis of ideological beliefsSocial and Personality Psychology Compass2, 171-186

Jost, J.T., Nosek, B.A. & Gosling, S.D. (2008). Ideology: Its resurgence in social, personality, and political psychology.Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3,126-136.

Jost, J.T., Pietrzak, J., Liviatan, I. , Mandisodza, A., & Napier, J. (2008). System justification as conscious and nonconsciousgoal pursuit. In J. Shah & W. Gardner (Eds.), Handbook of Motivation Science. New York : Guilford

Mentovich, A., & Jost, J.T. (2008).  The ideological “id”?  System justification and the unconscious perpetuation of inequality.  Connecticut Law Review, 40, 1095-1116.  

Smith, P.K., Jost, J.T., & Vijay, R.  (2008).  Legitimacy crisis? Behavioral approach and inhibition when power differences are left unexplained.  Social Justice Research21, 358-376.

Amodio, D.M., Jost, J.T., Master, S.L., & Yee, C.M. (2007). Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatismNature Neuroscience, 10, 1246-1247. 

Jost, J.T., Napier, J.L., Thorisdottir, H., Gosling, S.D., Palfai, T.P., & Ostafin, B. (2007). Are needs to manage uncertainty and threat associated with political conservatism or ideological extremity? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 989-1007. 

Jost, L.J., & Jost, J.T., (2007). Why Marx left philosophy for social science. Theory & Psychology, 17, 297-322. [Special issue,Reflections on Critical Engagement with Mainstream Psychology, guest edited by M. Tissaw & L. Osbeck]

Kay, A. C., Jost, J.T., Mandisodza, A.N., Sherman , S.J., Petrocelli, J.V., & Johnson, A.L. (2007). Panglossian ideology in the service of system justification: How complementary stereotypes help us to rationalize inequality. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 39, pp. 305-358). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Mendes, W.B., Blascovich, J., Hunter, S.B., Lickel, B. & Jost, J.T. (2007). Threatened by the unexpected: Physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 698-716

Thorisdottir, H., Jost, J.T., Liviatan, I., & Shrout, P. (2007). Psychological needs and values underlying left-right political orientation: Cross-national evidence from Eastern and Western Europe. Public Opinion Quarterly, 71, 175-203.

Tyler , T.R., & Jost, J.T. (2007). Psychology and the law: Reconciling normative and descriptive accounts of social justice and system legitimacy. In A.W. Kruglanski & E.T. Higgins (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (2nd ed., pp. 807-825). New York : Guilford .

Wakslak, C., Jost, J.T., Tyler, T.R., & Chen, E. (2007). Moral outrage mediates the dampening effect of system justification on support for redistributive social policies. Psychological Science, 18, 267-274.

Jost, J.T. (2006). The end of the end of ideologyAmerican Psychologist, 61, 651-670. (Awarded the SPSSI Gordon AllportPrize)

Blasi, G., & Jost, J.T. (2006). System justification theory and research: Implications for law, legal advocacy, and social justice.California Law Review, 94, 1119-1168.

Bonanno, G.A., & Jost, J.T. (2006). Conservative shift among high-exposure survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks.Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 311-323.

Mandisodza, A., Jost, J.T., & Unzueta, M. (2006). "Tall poppies" and "American dreams": Reactions to rich and poor in Australia and the U.S.A. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37, 659-668

Napier, J., Mandisodza, A., Andersen, S.M., & Jost, J.T. (2006). System justification in responding to the poor and displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 6, 57-73.

Jost, J.T., & Hunyady, O. (2005). Antecedents and consequences of system-justifying ideologies. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 260-265.

Jost, J.T., & Kay, A.C. (2005). Exposure to benevolent sexism and complementary gender stereotypes: Consequences for specific and diffuse forms of system justificationJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 498-509.

Jost, J.T., Kivetz, Y., Rubini, M., Guermandi, G., & Mosso, C. (2005). System-justifying functions of complementary regional and ethnic stereotypes: Cross-national evidenceSocial Justice Research, 18, 305-333.

Kay, A.C., Jost, J.T., & Young, S. (2005). Victim derogation and victim enhancement as alternate routes to system justificationPsychological Science, 16, 240-246.

Jost, J.T., & Hamilton, D.L. (2005). Stereotypes in our culture. In J. Dovidio, P. Glick, & L. Rudman (Eds.), On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty years after Allport (pp. 208-224). Oxford: Blackwell.

Jost, J.T., Banaji, M.R., & Nosek, B.A. (2004). A decade of system justification theory: Accumulated evidence of conscious and unconscious bolstering of the status quoPolitical Psychology, 25, 881-919. Italian Translation

Jost, Fitzsimons, & Kay (2004). The ideological animal: A system justification view. In J. Greenberg, S.L. Koole, & T.Pyszczynski (Eds.) Handbook of experimental existential psychology (pp. 263-282). New York: Guilford Press.

Overbeck, J., Jost, J.T., Mosso, C., & Flizik, A. (2004). Resistant vs. acquiescent responses to group inferiority as a function of social dominance orientation in the USA and ItalyGroup Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7, 35-54.

Kay, A.C., & Jost, J.T. (2003). Complementary justice: Effects of "poor but happy" and "poor but honest" sterotype exemplars on system justification and implicit activation of the justice motive. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 823-837.

Jost, J.T., Glaser, J., Kruglanski, A.W., & Sulloway, F. (2003a). Political conservatism as motivated social cognition.Psychological Bulletin, 129, 339-375. Hungarian Translation.

Jost, J.T., Glaser, J., Kruglanski, A.W., & Sulloway, F. (2003b). Exceptions that prove the rule: Using a theory of motivated social cognition to account for ideological incongruities and political anomaliesPsychological Bulletin, 129, 383-393.

Blair, I.V., & Jost, J.T. (2003). Exit, loyalty, and collective action among workers in a simulated business environment: Interactive effects of group identification and boundary permeabilitySocial Justice Research, 16, 95-108.

Jost, J.T., Blount, S., Pfeffer, J., & Hunyady, Gy. (2003). Fair market ideology: Its cognitive-motivational underpinnings.Research in Organizational Behavior25, 53-91.

Jost, J.T., Pelham, B.W., Sheldon, O., & Sullivan, B.N. (2003). Social inequality and the reduction of ideological dissonance on behalf of the system: Evidence of enhanced system justification among the disadvantaged. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33, 13-36. Hungarian Translation

Jost, J.T., Pelham, B.W., & Carvallo, M. (2002). Non-conscious forms of system justification: Cognitive, affective, and behavioral preferences for higher status groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 586-602. Hungarian Translation

Kay, A., Jimenez, M.C., & Jost, J.T. (2002). Sour grapes, sweet lemons, and the anticipatory rationalization of the status quo.Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1300-1312.

Jost, J.T., & Hunyady, O. (2002). The psychology of system justification and the palliative function of ideologyEuropean Review of Social Psychology, 13, 111-153. (Awarded the SPSP Theoretical Innovation Prize)

Jost, J.T., & Kruglanski, A.W. (2002). The estrangement of social constructionism and experimental social psychology: History of the rift and prospects for reconciliationPersonality and Social Psychology Review, 6, 168-187. Italian Translation (abridged)

Jost, J.T. (2001). Outgroup favoritism and the theory of system justification: An experimental paradigm for investigating the effects of socio-economic success on stereotype content. In G. Moskowitz (Ed.), Cognitive social psychology: The Princetonsymposium on the legacy and future of social cognition (pp. 89-102). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Hungarian Translation

Jost, J.T., Burgess, D., & Mosso, C. (2001). Conflicts of legitimation among self, group, and system: The integrative potential of system justification theory. In J.T. Jost and B. Major (Eds.), The psychology of legitimacy: Emerging perspectives on ideology, justice, and intergroup relations (pp. 363-388). New York: Cambridge University Press. Hungarian Translation

Stangor, C., Sechrist, G.B., & Jost, J.T. (2001). Changing racial beliefs by providing consensus informationPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 486-496.

Zuckerman, E., & Jost, J.T. (2001). What makes you think you're so popular? Self-evaluation maintenance and the subjective side of the "friendship paradox." Social Psychology Quarterly, 64, 207-223.

Haines, E.L., & Jost, J.T. (2000). Placating the powerless: Effects of legitimate and illegitimate explanation on affect, memory, and stereotypingSocial Justice Research, 13, 219-236. Hungarian Translation

Jost, J.T., & Burgess, D. (2000). Attitudinal ambivalence and the conflict between group and system justification motives in low status groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 293-305.

Jost, J.T., & Thompson, E.P. (2000). Group-based dominance and opposition to equality as independent predictors of self-esteem, ethnocentrism, and social policy attitudes among African Americans and European AmericansJournal of Experimental Social Psychology, 36, 209-232. Hungarian Translation