Does proximity to protest sites affect people's political attitudes?

Urban protests that involve occupying public spaces can be effective for conveying protesters' messages and gaining wider support, but it's thought that they may backfire if they severely disrupt the everyday lives of non-participants. ...

What do liberals and conservatives look for in a date?

Liberals and conservatives are looking for the same thing when they join online dating websites, according to new research co-authored by University of Miami political scientist Casey Klofstad. The study, published in Political ...

Tendency to fear is strong political influence

It's no secret that fear is a mechanism often used in political campaigns to steer public opinion on hot-button issues like immigration and war. But not everyone is equally predisposed to be influenced by such a strategy, ...

The role of genes in political behavior

Politics and genetics have traditionally been considered non-overlapping fields, but over the past decade it has become clear that genes can influence political behavior, according to a review published online August 27th ...

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