|Author/Contributor(s):||Jost, John T|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
neuroscience, and societal factors impact political attitudes and group divisions. In what sense, if any, are ordinary citizens ideological? Is it useful to locate political attitudes on a single dimension of representation? Are there meaningful differences in the beliefs, opinions, and values of
leftists and rights-or liberals and conservatives? How are personality traits related to ideological preferences? What situational or contextual factors contribute to liberal and conservative shifts in the general population? What are the implications of ideological polarization for the future of
democracy? Drawing on Max Weber's concept of elective affinities, one of the world's leading political psychologists discusses the myriad ways in people choose ideas and ideas choose people.