Rich and Co.

“…socially conservative individuals demonstrated heightened brain reactivity to photographs.”

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“The finding suggests that social conservatives have a heightened reaction to a wide variety of stimuli in their environment.

“Political beliefs are not developed in a cold-cognitive manner by weighing pros and cons. Rather, our emotional predispositions may lead us to prefer one type of political ideology over another, which biases our perception of political arguments,” Tritt told PsyPost.

Tritt and her colleagues wrote in their study that “[heightened] arousal may lead individuals to feel out of control, which might enhance the appeal of conservative political orientation in an attempt to regulate the social environment so as to diminish the potential for further arousal.”


Written by Rich and Co.

July 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm

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