#1 Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by Sanguine 10.11.2014 21:46

"Just coming off the midterm elections you could probably call out many differences between Democrats and Republicans — both in their basic political stances and the overall typical personalities of people from each party. But new research from Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya proves that the left and right truly operate differently when it comes to decision making.

A November 2014 study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reveals that when it comes to changing political views, liberals are more driven by their emotions than conservatives.
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Through the six different studies, here’s what they found:

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Jewish-Israeli leftists' policy support was more related to both empathy and anger than rightists', at times of both peace efforts and war.

Lead researcher Ruthie Pliskin and her team note that, although it requires more research to control for cultural factors, these results may be applicable in many other political landscapes. "We would expect to find similar results among rightists and leftists in other cultures, including conservatives and liberals in the U.S.,” Pliskin notes, “because of the cross-cultural similarities in the superstructure of ideology and the needs associated with rightist versus leftist ideology—and because of how these factors relate to emotional processes and their outcomes.""

http://www.youbeauty.com/mind/what-your-...%2011%2F10%2F14

This is a site where most of us here wouldn't go willingly, so I went and found this truly "duh" article.

The study is here, but you have to sign in to access it: http://psp.sagepub.com/content/40/12/1681.full.pdf+html

#2 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by Frank Cannon 10.11.2014 22:21

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I don't know how this makes me feel.

#3 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by Sanguine 10.11.2014 22:39

Angry?

#4 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by Frank Cannon 10.11.2014 22:44

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #3
Angry?


Nope. It appears that since I'm a Conservative, I don't have any feelings. Oh, wait. I do have feelings......on my Ipod player....

#5 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by PzLdr 10.11.2014 23:34

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Liberals are more driven by their ASSES than Conservatives

#6 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by ThirstyMan 11.11.2014 02:47

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I've noticed the Left for years has loved to create bogeymen scapegoats out of their opponents, rather than address the issues.

#7 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by Sanguine 11.11.2014 09:10

This is a good point. The leftists can be motivated to vote by fear-mongering leaders. Conservatives, not so much. Last presidential elections bear that out.

#8 RE: Study: Liberals Are More Driven By Emotions Than Conservatives by ThirstyMan 11.11.2014 09:19

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #7
This is a good point. The leftists can be motivated to vote by fear-mongering leaders. Conservatives, not so much. Last presidential elections bear that out.


The fear-mongering didn't work this election did it? I think it was laid on so thick that it became obvious. We had that retort by now Senator, Joni Ernst that rebutted the "war on women" mantra that the Left has placed at conservative's doorstep successfully FOR YEARS!!!

And we have respectable black politicians, men and women who are conservative and are shooting down the plantation stereotype that the Left has played each election FOR YEARS!!!

Let's hope and pray that this new era of judging each other "by the content of one's character" rules for a l-o-n-g l-o-n-g time!!

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