Inducing anger increases economic conservatism

People are more likely to endorse economically conservative ideals when they’re angry, according to new psychology research.

“As a Canadian living in the United States, I was fascinated by the level of anger being exhibited both before and after the 2012 election. That doesn’t happen in Canada, which is a more liberal country, so it got me wondering if anger was related to the level of conservatism I observed,” explained study author Keri L. Kettle, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.


Research:  Anger Promotes Economic Conservatism

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