SOCIAL IDEOLOGY AND REACTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL EVENTS.
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN
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The study is an attempt to test the implications of a theory of social ideology concerning reactions to international crises. It was postulated that each individual, as a product of socialization, develops an ideological orientation towards others in which they are conceptualized as good, strong, and humanistic on one end of a continuum and bad, weak, and object on the other end of the continuum. It was suggested that each conceptual pattern is influential in determining the values relative to the a punishment - reward system of society, b the power-structure, and the c interpersonal relationships. The purpose of the investigation was to test the hypotheses that a the more positive the conception of man, the greater the tendency to advocate negotiation in international conflicts, to accept international controls, and to support economic aid to other nations, and b the more positive the ideological orientation, the less the ethnocentricism and authoritarianism. Author
- Government and Political Science