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Acknowledging Intergenerational Injustice: Implications for Redistributive Policy Attitudes

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Title: Acknowledging Intergenerational Injustice: Implications for Redistributive Policy Attitudes
Author: Beadman, Kelsea
Department: Department of Psychology
Program: Psychology
Advisor: Son Hing, Leanne
Abstract: This thesis is an investigation of factors preventing individuals from perceiving privity. Privity refers to the direct link between a group’s current disadvantage and past mistreatment. The current study draws on theories and previous literatures, such as social mobility, belief in meritocracy, temporal distance, and cognitive dissonance, to explore why individuals are unable to perceive the link between a group’s current disadvantage and past mistreatment. Cumulative advantage/disadvantage provides a framework to explore how advantages and disadvantages are perpetuated across generations. 263 participants aged 18 – 25 were randomly assigned to read one of three informational passages, and to complete a self-affirmation task, before indicating their support for a variety of redistributive policies. The interaction between information and self-affirmation on support for redistributive policies was assessed as moderated by political ideology and system justification beliefs. The implications for research and practice around the recognition of privity are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10067
Date: 2016-10-27


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