Collective narcissism and the growth of conspiracy thinking over the course of the 2016 United States presidential election: A longitudinal analysis
Agnieszka Golec de Zavala
AbstractUsing data from a longitudinal study of American adults collected between July and November 2016, we examine the hypothesis that American collective narcissism (CN) would uniquely predict increases in conspiracy thinking during the 2016 presidential campaign. Going beyond previous findings, our results indicate that CN (but not in‐group identification) predicted growth in general conspiracy thinking—that is, a tendency to view political events in terms of group‐based conspiracies—over the course of the 2016 US presidential campaign. This relationship is found even after accounting for other predictors such as demographics, political knowledge, social trust, authoritarianism, and need for cognitive closure.
|Journal series||European Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0046-2772, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||collective narcissism, conspiracy thinking, presidential campaign|
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 1.382; : 2017 = 2.048 (2) - 2017=2.63 (5)|
|Citation count*||22 (2020-09-24)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.