As if we didn’t know already – now we know scientifically the ingredients of conservatism.
Four researchers who culled through 50 years of research literature about the psychology of conservatism report that at the core of political conservatism is the resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality, and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include:
Fear and aggression Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity Uncertainty avoidance Need for cognitive closure Terror management
Read More at UC Berkeley: Researchers help define what makes a political conservative »
(Quick! Before the neo-cons start nuking the Bay Area!)
Thanks to Sean for this, who was too lazy to post it himself!