Beyond the negative: Political attitudes and ideologies strategically manage opportunities, too

Andrew Edward White, Steven Neuberg

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Hibbing et al. use evolutionarily derived logic to suggest that political attitudes are related to responses to negative features of the environment. We suggest that the authors focus too narrowly on the negative and contend, instead, that a more comprehensive evolutionary approach focusing on people's responses to threats and opportunities will better account for variation in political attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-333
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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