Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology

  title={Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology},
  author={John R. Hibbing and Kevin B Smith and John R. Alford},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={297 - 307}
Abstract Disputes between those holding differing political views are ubiquitous and deep-seated, and they often follow common, recognizable lines. The supporters of tradition and stability, sometimes referred to as conservatives, do battle with the supporters of innovation and reform, sometimes referred to as liberals. Understanding the correlates of those distinct political orientations is probably a prerequisite for managing political disputes, which are a source of social conflict that can… 

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