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Why social dominance theory has been falsified

Turner, John C; Reynolds, Katherine J


Schmitt, Branscombe and Kappen (2003) and Wilson and Lui (2003) present a persuasive series of studies which raise major problems for the conceptualization of social dominance orientation in social dominance theory. Building on these and other data in the literature, this commentary summarizes six fundamental criticisms which can be made of the theory. We conclude that social dominance theory is flawed by conceptual inconsistencies and has been disconfirmed empirically in relation to its key...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/014466603322127184


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