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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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FERNANDES, Sheyla; COSTA, Joseli Da; CAMINO, Leoncio  and  MENDOZA, Roberto. Psychosocial values and social dominance orientation: a study about prejudice. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.3, pp.490-498. ISSN 0102-7972.

The aim of this study was to analyze the relationships among prejudice and psychosocial values, by means of the orientation of social dominance, from four systems, the religious, the materialist, the post-materialist and, the hedonist. For this particular study, 205 undergraduate Psychology students were chosen from the city of João Pessoa - PB. They answered the social dominance orientation scale, psychosocial value questionnaire, and a set of social-demographic questions. The results presented partial relations among these variables, the social dominance orientation was directly associated with the materialist values and inversely associated with the post-materialistic values. The considerations present prejudice as the consequence of ideological constructions amply shared by social groups.

Keywords : Prejudice; social dominance orientation; psychosocial values.

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