Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes

@article{Hodson2012BrightMA,
  title={Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes},
  author={Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={187 - 195}
}
Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups. In an analysis of two large-scale, nationally representative United Kingdom data… Expand
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