Ideology Can Skew Our Views on the Healthiness of Food
New research finds that marketing messages that are inconsistent with our values can lead us to view a food product as less healthy.
Considering Your Opponent's Perspective Isn't Likely to Change Your View
New research finds that adopting an opponent's perspective on a charged issue can harden our original position.
Liberals Are More Willing Than Conservatives to Donate Organs
In a small Australian study, conservative students reported higher levels of disgust, and more concern about "bodily integrity," than their left-leaning counterparts.
Facebook Provides Opportunities to Learn How the Other Side Thinks
The popular social network offers partisans a way out of the echo chamber.
Happiness: Conservatives Proclaim It, Liberals Display It
New research throws into question the belief that right-wingers tend to be happier than those on the left.
Ideology Often Trumps Science, Especially Among Conservatives
Two carefully couched studies parse how our political views impact the way we respond to scientific findings.
First-Born Children More Likely to Grow Up Into Conservatives
New research from Italy suggests the effect is independent of the ideology of one’s parents.
We All Know Inequality Is Growing, but What Should We Do About It?
How you answer that question probably has a lot more to do with your ideology than your income.
Study: There's No Place Like My Ideologically Homogeneous Home
Driven by a deep-seated need to belong, Americans are increasingly segregating themselves into ideological enclaves. You're from Liberalville, I'm from Conservative Corners.
What Is Ideology? Hans Noel and the Idea of Coalition Merchants
Why do those who support universal health care almost always also desire a ban on assault weapons? Ideology is more than just the sum total of our own individual political beliefs. An ideology is, in some ways, like a coalition of ideas.
White or Black? Conservatives, Liberals See Faces Differently
New research finds people on the political right are quicker to classify a racially ambiguous face as black.
Our Political Parties Have Polarized, But They Have a Lot Further to Go
There are still plenty of moderate congressional districts represented by officials who vote with their constituents in mind—but that could soon change.
On Moral Values, Liberals More Prone to Stereotype Than Conservatives
New research finds people on both sides of the ideological divide caricature the other, but those on the far left are the most guilty.
A Simple Way to Get Conservatives to Support Higher Taxes on the Rich
According to new research, changing the way the issue of income inequality is framed moves conservatives closer to a liberal position.