Thriving in a Sinking System: When Does a Threatening World Promote Meaningful Behaviors

Previous research has demonstrated the palliative function of system justification, that is, people rationalize the status quo as a means to satisfy their psychological needs. As a consequence, people make suboptimal decisions. Our research suggests that the same motivation to rationalize the status quo can induce changes that are meaningful.



Citation:

Xingbo Li and Nidhi Agrawal (2014) ,"Thriving in a Sinking System: When Does a Threatening World Promote Meaningful Behaviors", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte, Stacy Wood, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 575-577.

Authors

Xingbo Li , University of Washington, USA
Nidhi Agrawal, University of Washington, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42 | 2014



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