New study explores the psychological predictors of extreme political attitudes

A study published in PLOS One suggests that political extremism — specifically, the endorsement of political correctness or white identitarian attitudes — can be partly explained by individual differences in disposition and upbringing.There has been great discussion concerning the increased polarization of the American political landscape. It has been speculated that an increasing number of citizens are endorsing extreme attitudes at the farthest ends of the spectrum, leaving a larger gap between liberals and conservatives.On the far left, extremism is evidenced by political correctness (PC), …

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