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John T. Jost
|Born||1968 (age 50–51)|
|Education||Duke University, University of Cincinnati, Yale University|
|Known for||Political behavior, intergroup relations|
Orsolya Hunyady (m. 2001)
|Awards||Society of Experimental Social Psychology's Career Trajectory Award (2010)|
|Institutions||New York University|
|Doctoral advisor||William J. McGuire|
John Thomas Jost (born 1968) is a social psychologist best known for his work on system justification theory and the psychology of political ideology. Jost received his AB degree in Psychology and Human Development from Duke University (1989) and his PhD in Social and Political Psychology from Yale University (1995), where he was the last doctoral student of William J. McGuire.
Jost has contributed extensively to the study of stereotyping, prejudice, intergroup relations, social justice, and political psychology. In collaboration with Mahzarin Banaji, he proposed a theory of system justification processes in 1994, and in collaboration with Jack Glaser, Arie Kruglanski, and Frank Sulloway he proposed a theory of political ideology as motivated social cognition in 2003. Since 2003, he has been on the faculty of New York University, where he is Professor of Psychology and Politics (Affiliated Appointment). Jost is a member of numerous professional organizations and societies, and was President of the International Society of Political Psychology from 2015 to 2016.
Jost's awards include the following: