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At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.
Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm is perhaps our strongest human motivation, deeply embedded in our very DNA. It is so deep and important that it influences much of what we think and do, maybe more than we might expect.
The Washington Post | November 22, 2017
Feminine leadership traits: Nice but expendable frills?
The first study to examine tradeoffs in masculine versus feminine leadership traits reveals that stereotypically feminine traits -- like being tolerant and cooperative -- are viewed as desirable but ultimately superfluous add-ons.
Science Daily | October 15, 2018
Fear of a Female President
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.
The Atlantic | October 2016
Which Side Are You On?
Should taxes on households making $250,000 or more a year be raised? When you ask Democrats this question, you get a very interesting answer: Those on the bottom of the income distribution appear to want lower taxes on high earners than those on the top do.
The New York Time | May 10, 2018
Why Are Conservatives Happier Than Liberals?
How do feelings about ideology and economic inequality affect a person's happiness? As part of his reporting of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the connection and asks some liberals at Occupy DC and conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute to grade their own happiness.
PBS News Hour | December 9, 2011
How Fear of a Physical Threat Can Foster Social Conservatism
New research confirms right-wing resistance to change is based largely in fear.
Pacific Standard | November 1, 2017