It is as if humans are descended from at least two different lineages. Certainly, some of the differences are nurture as much as nature. This is a lengthy Al Jazeera article but worth reading.
The survey, " Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition", covered 88 studies over a period of five decades of research. A July 22 press release said the four researchers:
"report that at the core of political conservatism is the resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality, and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include:
- Fear and aggression
- Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity
- Uncertainty avoidance
- Need for cognitive closure."
source: 'The Republican Brain': Probing the limits of Left and Right - Opinion - Al Jazeera English Subscribe to the Rightardia feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UFPYA
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