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No, Having Bigger Biceps Does Not Make You More Conservative

Business Insider: A study by a group of researchers about biceps and politics that has made waves over the past couple of days following its publication in Psychological Science has been widely misinterpreted by several news outlets. The study looked at correlations between a man’s socioeconomic status, his upper body strength, and More

Study: Men’s Biceps Predict Their Political Ideologies

The Atlantic: The pre-societal, animal model of conflict resolution is simple, brutal, and effective. Leaving aside political gambles, moral considerations, and the like, the strong are more willing to fight for their self-interest, while the weak find it more advantageous not to assert themselves. Extrapolated to a fairly simple conflict More

Political Motivations May Have Evolutionary Links to Physical Strength

Men’s upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The principal investigators of the research — psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen of Aarhus University, Denmark and Daniel Sznycer of University of California, Santa More