Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Duckitt, John

  • John DuckittEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_166-1

Early Life and Educational Background

John Duckitt was born in 1946 in a small town in the rural Western Cape of South Africa. He obtained a BA majoring in Psychology from the University of Cape Town in 1969 and later an MA qualifying as Clinical Psychologist from the University of Natal in 1980. His interest in the psychology of racism and authoritarianism then lead him to complete a research PhD in Social Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1980.

Professional Career

After obtaining his BA in 1969, John Duckitt spent 5 years immersed in radical politics from which he emerged disillusioned but with an interest in understanding politics and its darker manifestations scientifically. His first academic appointment was as lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. While doing the research for his PhD, he was employed as a researcher in the Institute for Sociological and Demographic Research at the South African Human Sciences...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Duckitt, J. (1989). Authoritarianism and group identification: A new view of an old construct. Political Psychology, 10(1), 63–84.  https://doi.org/10.2307/3791588.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Duckitt, J. (1992a). Psychology and prejudice: A historical analysis and integrative framework. American Psychologist, 47, 1182–1193.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Duckitt, J. (1992b). The social psychology of prejudice. New York: Praeger Publishers.Google Scholar
  4. Duckitt, J. (2001). A cognitive-motivational theory of ideology and prejudice. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 33, pp. 41–113). San Diego: Academic.Google Scholar
  5. Duckitt, J. (2006). Differential effects of right wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation on outgroup attitudes and their mediation by threat from and competitiveness to outgroups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 684–696.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167205284282.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Duckitt, J. (2010). Prejudice and discrimination: Historical overview. In J. Dovidio, M. Hewstone, P. Glick, & V. Esses (Eds.), Sage handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (pp. 29–44). Thousand Oaks: Sage.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Duckitt, J., & Mphuthing, T. (1998). Group identification and intergroup attitudes: A longitudinal analysis in South Africa. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 134, 735–742.Google Scholar
  8. Duckitt, J., & Sibley, C. (2007). Right wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, and the dimensions of generalized prejudice. European Journal of Personality, 21, 113–130.  https://doi.org/10.1002/per.614.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Duckitt, J., & Sibley, C. G. (2017). The dual process motivational model of prejudice. In C. G. Sibley & F. K. Barlow (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice (pp. 188–221). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Duckitt, J., Wagner, C., du Plessis, I., & Birum, I. (2002). The psychological bases of ideology and prejudice: Testing a dual process model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 75–93.  https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.83.1.75.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. Duckitt, J., Callaghan, J., & Wagner, C. (2005). Group identification and outgroup attitudes in four South African ethnic groups: A multidimensional approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 633–646.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167204271576.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. Duckitt, J., Bizumic, B., Krauss, S., & Heled, E. (2010). A tripartite approach to right wing authoritarianism: The authoritarianism-conservatism-traditionalism model. Political Psychology, 31, 685–715.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2010.00781.x.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Sibley, C. G., & Duckitt, J. (2008). Personality and prejudice: A meta-analysis and theoretical review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 12, 248–279.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868308319226.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino
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  1. 1.Rhode Island School of DesignProvidenceUSA