Psycholitics & Psychonomics
1.1K views | +0 today
Follow
Psycholitics & Psychonomics
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
Curated by Janet Devlin
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Janet Devlin
Scoop.it!

The link between evolution & behavioural conservatism: Are social conservatives just being squeamish? The Conversation

The link between evolution & behavioural conservatism: Are social conservatives just being squeamish? The Conversation | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

 

Evolutionary psychologists probe motivations for human behaviour that often exist far beneath conscious thought and the sanitised stories people tell themselves about why they do what they do.

 

What are the evolutionary explanations for why some people gravitate toward conservatism and others toward progressive ideas.

 

'[There are indications] that behavioral immune strength, as indicated by fear of contamination and disgust sensitivity, is positively related to social conservatism (i.e., right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, religious fundamentalism, ethnocentrism, collectivism, and political conservatism).

 

These findings provide initial evidence that socially conservative values may function as evolutionarily evoked disease-avoidance strategies.'

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Janet Devlin
Scoop.it!

Why we're losing the battle of the bulge: the politics of obesity prevention

Why we're losing the battle of the bulge: the politics of obesity prevention | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that obesity has received considerable political attention over the past decade.

 

'One might argue .......... that political responses to date have been more about creating a spectacle of “doing something” rather than actually solving the obesity problem.

 

The question is why.'

more...
No comment yet.