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Predisposed : liberals, conservatives, and the biology of political differences

Author: John R Hibbing; Kevin B Smith; John R Alford
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Predisposed presents evidence that people differ politically not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information. All these factors certainly play their role but people also differ politically because they have diverse psychological, physiological and genetic traits. This biologically-based, physio-cognitive machinery influences much of what makes people who they are,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Hibbing; Kevin B Smith; John R Alford
ISBN: 9780415535878 0415535875
OCLC Number: 865652761
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Biographical statement --
1: Living with the enemy --
2: Getting into bedrock with politics --
3: There is no normal --
4: Drunk flies and salad greens --
5: Do you see what I see? --
6: Different slates --
7: Politics right down to your DNA --
8: Origin of subspecies --
9: Can conservation and liberalville survive together? --
Appendix --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford.

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"Predisposed presents evidence that people differ politically not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information. All these factors certainly play their role but people also differ politically because they have diverse psychological, physiological and genetic traits. This biologically-based, physio-cognitive machinery influences much of what makes people who they are, including their personalities, preferences for occupation and leisure pursuits, tastes in art and music, strategies for child rearing and, yes, orientations to politics. In short, this machinery predisposes people to see and understand the world in different ways. These predispositions are in turn responsible for a significant portion of the political conflict that marks human history"--
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