DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS By N., Sam M.S. - 0 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 SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP CHILD PSYCHIATRY MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models ALLPORT - VERNON - LENDZEY STUDY OF VALUES EMOTION (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development MIDDLE CLASS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dominant-ideology-thesis/ (accessed June 25, 2022).