Negativity Biases and Political Ideology: A Comparative Test across 17 Countries

  title={Negativity Biases and Political Ideology: A Comparative Test across 17 Countries},
  author={Patrick Fournier and Stuart Soroka and Lilach Nir},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={775 - 791}
There is a considerable body of work across the social sciences suggesting negativity biases in human attentiveness and decision-making. Recent research suggests that individual variation in negativity biases is correlated with political ideology: persons who have stronger physiological reactions to negative stimuli, this work argues, hold more conservative attitudes. However, such results have mostly been encountered in the United States. Does the link between psychophysiological negativity… 

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