The Ideological-Conflict Hypothesis

  title={The Ideological-Conflict Hypothesis},
  author={Mark John Brandt and Christine Reyna and John R. Chambers and Jarret T. Crawford and Geoffrey Wetherell},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={27 - 34}
Decades of research in social and political psychology have demonstrated that political conservatives appear more intolerant toward a variety of groups than do political liberals. Recent work from our three independent labs has challenged this conventional wisdom by suggesting that some of the psychological underpinnings of intolerance are not exclusive to people on either end of the political spectrum. These studies have demonstrated that liberals and conservatives express similar levels of… 

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