DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Marxist theory that the ruling class consolidates its position by forcing its ideology on lower classes. See hegemony. DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS: "The dominant ideology thesis sees the ruling class dominating lower classes." Related Psychology Terms MIDDLE CLASS O'CONNOR V DONALDSON CATEGORIZATION SUPERORDINATE CATEGORY SELF-HELP GROUP IDEOLOGY CONTACT HYPOTHESIS ARIZONA V FULMINANTE MARXIST FEMINISM CATEGORY MIDPOINT ANTIDEPRESSANTS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dominant-ideology-thesis/ (accessed October 30, 2020).