Academics Attempt to Figure Out Conservatism

Breaking news from Berkeley, where researchers have identified the insidious factors that combine to produce the dreaded “political conservative”. A similar study of the Pakistan conservatist should be interesting.

[quote] [The] researchers, who culled through 50 years of research literature about the psychology of conservatism, report that at the core of political conservatism is the resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality, and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include:

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[*]Fear and aggression

[*]Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity

[*]Uncertainty avoidance

[*]Need for cognitive closure

[*]Terror management [/list]>>[url=http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/07/22_politics.shtml]Researchers help define what makes a political conservative[/url],[url=http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=7576_Academics_Attempt_to_Figure_Out_Conservatism]Discussion at LGF[/url] [/quote]

August 3, 2003: [url=http://www.plastic.com/article.html;sid=03/07/31/14042224;mode=thread]Plastic :: Five Defects Of Highly Effective Conservatives[/url]

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