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  • 15 Feb 2010

    Politics and Personality

    How much of our political orientation can be attributed to our personalities and our brains? Nicholas Kristof addressed this in his NYT Op-Ed Saturday, and examined the research of two of our authors. We all know that liberals and conservatives are far apart on health care. But in the way their brains work? Even in automatic reflexes, like blinking? Or the way their glands secrete moisture? That’s the suggestion of some recent research. It hints that the roots of political judgments may lie partly in fundamental personality types and even in the hard-wiring of our brains. Researchers have found, for example, that some humans are particularly alert to threats, particularly primed to feel vulnerable and perceive danger. Those people are more likely to be conservatives.

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  • 11 Feb 2010

    Whatley on the Tea Party Movement and Authoritarianism

    Via The Huffington Post, Whatley draws on the work of our own Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler to describe some dimensions of the Tea Party Movement: In Authoritarianism & Polarization in American Politics, a revealing work of political science published last year that unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed, Marc J. Hetherington and Jonathan D. Weiler describe a specific worldview -- authoritarianism -- which they argue lies at the heart of political polarization in modern American politics.

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  • 18 Nov 2009

    FireDogLake Book Salon hosts Hetherington & Weiler

    Sunday's Book Salon discussion over at FireDogLake featured our own Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler, authors of 'Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics.' Thanks to them for the great welcome and even better discussion.

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  • 14 Sep 2009

    Hetherington & Weiler on The State of Things

    Marc Hetherington and Jonathan Weiler, authors of Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics were interviewed for WUNC's The State of Things.

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