The cognitive styles of conservatives and liberals

February 13, 2013 | By | Reply More

PLOS offers another bit of evidence that political preferences might have their genesis at low-level cognitive processes:

Liberals and conservatives engage different cognitive processes when they think about risk, and they support recent evidence that conservatives show greater sensitivity to threatening stimuli.

Here are more attempts to tie political persuasion to lower level phenomena.


Category: cognitive biases, Ingroup/Outgroup, Psychology Cognition

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