Liberals and conservatives are similarly motivated to avoid exposure to one another's opinions

@article{Frimer2017LiberalsAC,
  title={Liberals and conservatives are similarly motivated to avoid exposure to one another's opinions},
  author={Jeremy A Frimer and L. Skitka and M. Motyl},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={72},
  pages={1-12}
}
  • Jeremy A Frimer, L. Skitka, M. Motyl
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Abstract Ideologically committed people are similarly motivated to avoid ideologically crosscutting information. Although some previous research has found that political conservatives may be more prone to selective exposure than liberals are, we find similar selective exposure motives on the political left and right across a variety of issues. The majority of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate willingly gave up a chance to win money to avoid hearing from the other side (Study… CONTINUE READING
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