February 18, 2004

Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition
A peer-reviewed psychology paper analyzing "political conservatism as motivated social cognition [integrating] theories of personality (authoritarianism, dogmatism--intolerance of ambiguity), epistemic and existential needs (for closure, regulatory focus, terror management), and ideological rationalization (social dominance, system justification)." Heavy going, but worth the slog.
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