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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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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.'

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FEAR IS THE WORST | More Intelligent Life

FEAR IS THE WORST | More Intelligent Life | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
In our Big Question—what's the worst that could happen?—the civil-rights lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith, argues that it's fear without reason...
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