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John T. Jost

John T. Jost

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John T. Jost is Professor of Psychology, Politics, & Data Science and Co-Director of the Center for Social and Political Behavior at New York University. His research, which addresses stereotyping, prejudice, social justice, intergroup relations, political ideology, and system justification theory, has been funded consistently by the National Science Foundation and has appeared in top scientific journals and received national and international media attention. He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters and five books, including A Theory of System Justification (Harvard University Press, 2020):

Professor Jost has received numerous honors and awards, including the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize (three times), 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, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology, and the Morton Deutsch Award for Distinguished Scholarly and Practical Contributions to Social Justice.

Professor Jost has served on numerous editorial boards and executive committees of professional societies and is currently Editor of the Oxford University Press book series on Political Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Association of Psychological Science, and is Past President of the International Society of Political Psychology. In 2018 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Primary Interests:

  • 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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Courses Taught:

  • Political Psychology
  • Social Power
  • System Justification Theory
  • Theories of Social Psychology

John T. Jost
Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10003
United States of America

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