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Do needs for security and certainty predict cultural and economic conservatism? A cross-national analysis.
We examine whether individual differences in needs for security and certainty predict conservative (vs. liberal) position on both cultural and economic political issues and whether these effects areExpand
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More than Ideology: Conservative–Liberal Identity and Receptivity to Political Cues
To many commentators and social scientists, Americans’ stances on political issues are to an important extent driven by an underlying conservative–liberal ideological dimension. Self-identificationExpand
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Perceiving school performance as instrumental to future goal attainment: Effects on graded performance
Abstract Three studies examined the perception among college students that school performance is instrumental to future goal attainment. Study 1, an exploratory study involving free report goalExpand
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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Work Orientations as Moderators of the Effect of Annual Income on Subjective Well-Being: A Longitudinal Study
Income is only weakly associated with both subjective well-being (SWB) and job satisfaction in the United States, a surprising finding in light of the importance placed on financial status inExpand
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Are Cultural and Economic Conservatism Positively Correlated? A Large-Scale Cross-National Test
The right–left dimension is ubiquitous in politics, but prior perspectives provide conflicting accounts of whether cultural and economic attitudes are typically aligned on this dimension within massExpand
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The Conflicting Influences of Religiosity on Attitude Toward Torture
  • Ariel Malka, C. Soto
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality & social psychology bulletin
  • 27 April 2011
This research examines the thesis that religiosity has conflicting influences on Americans’ attitudes about the use of torture on terrorism suspects: an organic influence favoring opposition toExpand
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Religion and unforgivable offenses.
The value of forgiveness is emphasized in many religions, but little is known about how members of distinct religious cultures differ in their views of forgiveness. We hypothesized and found thatExpand
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The Contingent, Contextual Nature of the Relationship Between Needs for Security and Certainty and Political Preferences: Evidence and Implications
Research on the dispositional origins of political preferences is flourishing, and the primary conclusion drawn from this work is that stronger needs for security and certainty attract people to aExpand
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Religiosity and political conservatism: The role of political engagement
Some argue that there is an organic connection between being religious and being politically conservative. We evaluate an alternative thesis that the relation between religiosity and politicalExpand
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Rigidity of the Economic Right? Menu-Independent and Menu-Dependent Influences of Psychological Dispositions on Political Attitudes
The rigidity of the right model posits that psychological needs for security and certainty (NSC) attract people to a broad right-wing ideology that includes both sociocultural and economic politicalExpand
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