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Pepper Spraying Cop visits Mars.
Discovery News’ Ian O’Neill’s brilliant addition to the Pepper Spraying Cop meme
Two social science researchers think there’s more to understanding what inspires people to resist or promote change.
In psychology, the idea of system justification, or ignoring negative information to maintain the status quo, is well documented. But embracing negative information to promote change has received less attention until now.
Called “system change,” the theory is put forth by psychology researchers at Ohio State University. It suggests that people accept negative information about themselves or society if they think they have the ability to change things for the better.
In other words, facing negative information (rather than ignoring it) may depend on whether a person feels effective, or believes he can actually control or change something.
Marianne English looks at the psychology of motivating a movement.