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John T. Jost
|Born||1968 (age 49–50)|
|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:
- 2010 – Society of Experimental Social Psychology: Career Trajectory Award
- 2007 - International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia University: Morton Deutsch Award for Distinguished Scholarly and Practical Contributions to Social Justice
- 2005 - International Society for Self and Identity: Outstanding Early Career Award
- 2004 – International Society of Political Psychology: Erik Erikson Early Career Award
- 2003 - Society for Personality and Social Psychology: Theoretical Innovation Award
- 1993, 2006, 2007 - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: Gordon Allport Award
- Jost, J.T., Kay, A.C., & Thorisdottir, H. (Eds.) (2009). Social and psychological bases of ideology and system justification. New York: Oxford University Press. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Psychology/Social/?view=usa&ci=9780195320916
- Jost, J.T., Banaji, M.R., & Prentice, D. (Eds.) (2004). Perspectivism in social psychology: The yin and yang of scientific progress. [Festschrift in honor of William J. McGuire.] Washington, DC: APA Press. http://www.apa.org/books/4316009.html
- Jost, J.T., & Sidanius, J. (Eds.) (2004). Political psychology: Key readings. New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis. https://web.archive.org/web/20050824200204/http://www.keyreadings.com/social/book.asp?ID=1841690694
- Jost, J.T., & Major, B. (Eds.) (2001). The psychology of legitimacy: Emerging perspectives on ideology, justice, and intergroup relations. New York: Cambridge University Press. https://web.archive.org/web/20071013040830/http://cup.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521786991