Learning! The Biology Behind Our Politics



Turns out there is a genetic component to our tendencies to be more conservative or liberal.  This news is especially depressing for people who hope to change how other people think, but also kind of fascinating.

Researchers have found that political leanings are a natural result of our tendencies to see the world in certain ways - positively or negatively.  Turns out that conservative-type people are more likely to notice, focus on, and be distracted by negative things than their more lefty counterparts.

Interestingly, while conservatives may be more quick to perceive something as a threat, they may be happier overall than liberals.

Source: Science Daily

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