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Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Psychological Profile of Liberals

"Just by virtue of their ideological stance, liberals can tolerate difference, they can tolerate not knowing, wondering ‘it could be this, it could be that.’ They can tolerate someone saying, ‘you’ve got it wrong.’ Liberals are just more open to all of that. It’s less of a problem, it’s less of a concern. They’re much more open to compromise, more open to experience—what would otherwise be threatening to people would not be as threatening because of their ideological disposition."

- Scott Eidelman, a social psychologist at the University of Arkansas

Mooney, Chris (2012-03-22). The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--and Reality (Kindle Locations 1831-1833). John Wiley and Sons. Kindle Edition.

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