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The Origins and Meaning of Liberal/Conservative Self-Identifications.
Although over the past few decades liberal/conservative self-identifications have often played a part in studies of belief systems, they have seldom been the focus of research. Recently, however,Expand
The deliberative potential of political discussion
What is the deliberative potential of everyday political discussion? We address this question using survey data and qualitative data collected in six communities in the United States and Britain. OurExpand
Feminists and the Gender Gap
In recent years, analysts have devoted considerable attention to the gender gaps in party identification and voting. Despite its importance, substantially less attention has been concentrated on theExpand
The Influence of Group Identifications on Political Perception and Evaluation
  • P. J. Conover
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
  • 1 August 1984
Despite a recent resurgence of interest in the concept of group consciousness, relatively little attention has been devoted to the political impact of group identifications. Consequently, in thisExpand
How People Organize the Political World: A Schematic Model
A schematic model of political belief systems based on recent research in social and cognitive psychology is developed. We show that schema theory has the ability to bridge the gaps among the majorExpand
Gender, Feminist Consciousness, and War
In the post-World War II era, American women have been consistently less militaristic and more opposed to war than American men. Theorists, both feminist and not, have attributed such differences toExpand
The Role of Social Groups in Political Thinking
This article outlines a cognitive-affective model of the role of social groups in political thinking. The model is based on the assumptions that people have stored information and emotional reactionsExpand
Judging Inflation and Unemployment: The Origins of Retrospective Evaluations
In recent years, a great deal of evidence has been generated regarding the impact of retrospective evaluations of the economy on vote choice. Yet little attention has been focused on the actualExpand
Candidate Perception in an Ambiguous World: Campaigns, Cues, and Inference Processes
Much theory and research shows that information about candidates' issue positions is often difficult for members of the public to obtain: candidates typically do not go out of their way to make theirExpand
Red and Blue States of Mind
Based on social comparison and social identity theory, we argue that average partisans in contemporary U.S. politics view elections as group competitions in which partisan identities are at stake.Expand