Political orientations, intelligence and education

  title={Political orientations, intelligence and education},
  author={Heiner Rindermann and Carmen Flores-Mendoza and Michael A. Woodley},
Abstract The social sciences have traditionally assumed that education is a major determinant of citizens' political orientations and behavior. Several studies have also shown that intelligence has an impact. According to a theory that conceptualizes intelligence as a burgher (middle-class, civil) phenomenon — intelligence should promote civil attitudes, habits and norms like diligence, order and liberty, which in turn nurture cognitive development — political orientations should be related to… Expand

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