Political Ideology 'From the Bottom Up': Origins, Manifestations, Consequences
Saturday, May 26, 2012,
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
John T. Jost in the news: The Chronicle (Jan 29, 2012).
Scientists have made remarkable discoveries concerning the genetic origins, neurocognitive manifestations, and societal consequences of ideology following Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, and Sulloway’s (2003) model of motivated social cognition. Right- (vs. left-) wing orientation is associated with sensitivity to uncertainty and threat and larger amygdala volume, needs for order and smaller anterior cingulate volume, resistance to change, rationalization of inequality, and system justification.