Study finds evidence that present-day Germans who live close to World War Two concentration camp sites are more xenophobic, more likely to support extreme right-wing politics, and less tolerant to immigrants and religious minorities. A similar link was previously established in the US between extreme political beliefs, racism, and living in close proximity to areas where owning slaves was the norm.
Individuals perceive certain fonts used on political campaign signs as having partisan leanings. The more people view a font as aligned with their ideology, the more they favor it.
Exposure to political news may be having a detrimental effect on the public health of the American people, researchers say. A new study reveals 40% of Americans surveyed say politics increases their stress levels, with 1 in 5 people actively losing sleep as a result of political exposure. 20% of those surveyed say politics has damaged interpersonal relationships, and 4% of the sample reported suicidal thoughts because of the current political climate.
Study links acceptance of violent attitudes toward women and more tolerance to 'rape culture' with a person's presidential candidate support in the 2016 election.
A new study reveals progressive democrats are more likely to scrutinize inconsistencies in evaluate them as negative when candidates stray from the party line.
Researchers report people who were frequently exposed to entertainment television were more likely to vote for populist politicians and parties. Additionally, less educated people and those exposed to entertainment TV as children were more likely to vote for populists than their non-exposed peers.
People's opinions of political figures influence how plausible they believe the information they provide to be, even when the information is incorrect, a new study reports.
Researchers are using psychology and neuroscience to better understand political behavior.