Political leanings vary with facial expression processing and psychosocial functioning

  title={Political leanings vary with facial expression processing and psychosocial functioning},
  author={Jacob M. Vigil},
  journal={Group Processes \& Intergroup Relations},
  pages={547 - 558}
  • Jacob M. Vigil
  • Published 14 May 2010
  • Psychology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
Conservative, Republican sympathizers show heightened threat reactivity, but greater felt happiness than liberal, Democrat sympathizers. Recent evolutionary models interpret these findings in the context of broader perceptual and expressive proclivities for advertising cues of competency (Republicans) and trustworthiness (Democrats) to others, and in ways that facilitate the formation of distinct social networks, in coordination with individuals’ life histories. Consistent with this perspective… 

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