Fearful conservatives and angry liberals process political information differently

The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change. "This has important implications for how political dialogue is shaped," said Janet Yang, an expert in the communication of risk information related to science, health and the environment. "It's not just what the candidates are saying; it's also how we communicate with one another."

Fearful conservatives and angry liberals process political information differently

Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign's major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Phys.org

Fearful conservatives, angry liberals process political info differently, Thu 10 Jan 19 from Science Blog

Study suggests that fear and anger had different effects on conservatives and liberals

The emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivated how the electorate sought and processed information about the 2016 presidential election and the major issue of climate change. "This ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Eurekalert

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