Political Conservatism as Motivated Social
... To set the stage, we use the term motivated social cognition to
refer to a number of assumptions about the relationship between
people’s beliefs and their motivational underpinnings (e.g.,
Bruner, 1957; Duckitt, 2001; Dunning, 1999; Fiske & Taylor,
1991; Greenwald, 1980; Hastorf & Catitril, 1954; Hi ...