Political affiliation may help drive and shape a person's morals

Which came first—the personal beliefs or the political party? While it may seem intuitive that a person's beliefs or moral compass may steer them toward one political party over another, a new study suggests it may be the ...

Does political party trump ideology?

It's the political scientist's often-asked chicken and egg: does a person's political party or policy attitudes come first?

Induced changes to political attitude can last over time

Cognitive scientists at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have demonstrated that experimentally induced changes in political attitudes can last over time. Notably, participants who verbally motivated these ...

Researchers test 'social contagion' in laboratory setting

(Phys.org)—Social contagion describes the propagation of beliefs, evaluations and attitudes through a network of people. It's well understood that political beliefs, emotional attitudes and opinions are contagious within ...

Is personal adversity contributing to political polarization?

Unexpected life events ranging from illness to relationship stress can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum's extremes, according to a recently published study that's breaking new ground on ...

Number of prisoners in own country predicts attitude towards Iran

The attitude governments adopt towards Iran strongly depends on the number of prisoners in their own country and whether the government trades in oil with Iran. The more prisoners a country has, the more aggressive the attitude ...

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