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Political Psychology 25 (6): 845-880 (2004)

Social Dominance Theory: Its Agenda and Method

Jim Sidanius , Felicia Pratto , Colette van Laar , Shana Levin
ABSTRACT
The theory has been misconstrued in four primary ways, which are often expressed as the claims of psychological reductionism, conceptual redundancy, biological reductionism, and hierarchy justification. This paper addresses these claims and suggests how social dominance theory builds on and moves beyond social identity theory and system justification theory.
ISSN: 0162895X