Profile: Larisa Hussak

Doctoral Student, U. of Illinois

My research explores how and why people support their existing sociopolitical systems--even in cases when they seem unfair or illegitimate. More specifically, I am interested in how basic cognitive tools that we use early in life lead us to believing that our societies are fair and just. I am currently working on projects that investigate the early roots of system justification, political conservatism, and nationalism.
I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Chicago, and my Master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I currently work as a doctoral student in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois.

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Life’s Not Fair! Why Do We Assume it is?

Income inequality in America has been growing rapidly, and is expected to increase. While the widening wealth gap is a hot topic in the media and on the campaign trail, there’s quite a disconnect between the perceptions of economists and those of the general public.

Category: Social Awareness

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