Re: [OVC-discuss] 50/50 elections

From: Nathan Adams <nadams_at_ieee_dot_org>
Date: Fri Nov 28 2008 - 13:47:48 CST

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:
> > David Brown wrote,
> >>
> >> I have heard that there are biological differences between the brains of
> >> conservatives and liberals...
> >>
> > Do you have any sources on that?
> > Alan D.
>
>
> http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2008/02/liberal-mind-vs-conservative-mind-is-it.html
>
> In 2003, John Jost, a psychologist at New York University, and
> colleagues surveyed 88 studies, involving more than 20,000 people in
> 12 countries, that looked for a correlation between personality traits
> and political orientation (American Psychologist, vol 61, p 651).

I would find this sort of 'research' more interesting/believable had they
used a Nolan Chart instead of the overly simplistic "left vs. right"
dichotomy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_chart

Nathan

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