John T. Jost is Professor of Psychology and Politics and Co-Director of the Center for Social and Political Behavior at New York University. His research, which addresses stereotyping, prejudice, political ideology, and system justification theory, has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in top scientific journals and received national and international media attention. He has published over 120 journal articles and book chapters and four co-edited book volumes, including Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification (Oxford, 2009). He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, Erik Erikson Award for Early Career Research Achievement in Political Psychology, International Society for Self and Identity Early Career Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Theoretical Innovation Prize, Society of Experimental Social Psychology Career Trajectory Award, and the Morton Deutsch Award for Distinguished Scholarly and Practical Contributions to Social Justice. He has served on several editorial boards and executive committees of professional societies and is currently editor of the Oxford University Press book series on "Political Psychology" and a Vice President of the International Society of Political Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Association of Psychological Science
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Ethics and Morality
- Intergroup Relations
- Law and Public Policy
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Jost, J. T., Kay, A. C., & Thorisdottir, H. (Eds.). (2009). Social and psychological bases of ideology and system justification. New York: Oxford University Press. [Book Series in Political Psychology]
- Jost, J. T., & Sidanius, J. (Eds.). (2004). Political psychology: Key readings. New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.
- Jost, J. T., Banaji, M. R., & Prentice, D. (Eds.). (2004). Perspectivism in social psychology: The yin and yang of scientific progress. [Festschrift in honor of William J. McGuire.] Washington, DC: APA Press.
- Jost, J. T., & Major, B. (Eds.). (2001). The psychology of legitimacy: Emerging perspectives on ideology, justice, and intergroup relations. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Jost, J. T., Federico, C. M., & Napier, J. L. (2009). Political ideology: Its structure, functions, and elective affinities. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 307-337.
- Jost, J. T., Ledgerwood, A., & Hardin, C. D. (2008). Shared reality, system justification, and the relational basis of ideological beliefs. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 171-186.
- Napier, J. L., & Jost, J. T. (2008). Why are conservatives happier than liberals? Psychological Science, 19, 565-572.
- Amodio, D. M., Jost, J. T., Master, S. L., & Yee, C. M. (2007). Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatism. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 1246-1247.
- 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 ideology. American Psychologist, 61, 651-670.
- 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 quo. Political Psychology, 25, 881-919.
- Jost, J. T., Glaser, J., Kruglanski, A. W., & Sulloway, F. (2003). Political conservatism as motivated social cognition. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 339-375.
- Jost, J. T., & Hunyady, O. (2002). The psychology of system justification and the palliative function of ideology. European Review of Social Psychology, 13, 111-153. [Awarded the SPSP Theoretical Innovation Prize].
- 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: Academic Press/Elsevier.
- 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.
- Political Psychology
- Social Power
- System Justification Theory
- Theories of Social Psychology
John T. Jost
Department of Psychology
New York University
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New York, NY 10003
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