The "chicken-and-egg" problem in political neuroscience

John T. Jost, Sharareh Noorbaloochi, Jay J. Van Bavel

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Abstract

A comprehensive review by Hibbing et al. establishes close links between physiological and psychological responses and ideological preferences. However, existing research cannot resolve the "chickenand- egg problem" in political neuroscience: Which is cause and which is effect? We consider the possibility, which they reject, that general ideological postures, if consistently adopted, could shape psychological and physiological functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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The "chicken-and-egg" problem in political neuroscience. / Jost, John T.; Noorbaloochi, Sharareh; Van Bavel, Jay J.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2014, p. 317-318.

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