Liberals and conservatives: Non-convertible currencies

John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford

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Duarte et al. are correct that the social science enterprise would improve on several fronts if the number of politically conservative researchers were to increase; however, because they misunderstand the degree to which liberals and conservatives are dispositionally different, they fail to appreciate the full range of reasons that conservatives are reluctant to enter the modern social sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere145
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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