Effects of threat on politics: testing competing hypotheses on ideological differences in threat responses
Germano, Victoria M.
Crawford, Jarret T.
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In two studies, the conservative shift perspective and worldview defense perspective were examined regarding the threat and ideological conflict of how people respond politically when they are threatened. Previous research shows support for both views. Results revealed that manipulations of Study 1 worked, however they were weak. Study 2 showed that the manipulation was less effective than in Study 1.
Department of Psychology
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