Differentiation without Distancing. Explaining Bi-Polarization of Opinions without Negative Influence

Abstract

Explanations of opinion bi-polarization hinge on the assumption of negative influence, individuals' striving to amplify differences to disliked others. However, empirical evidence for negative influence is inconclusive, which motivated us to search for an alternative explanation. Here, we demonstrate that bi-polarization can be explained without negative… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074516

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