Abstract Mindset Increases Consistency In Political Attitudes
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Sinan Alper is an assistant professor at Yasar University in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Alper's research is focused on social psychology; including the links between ideology and political psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Middle East Technical Institute in 2016.

                       

Abstract Mindset Increases Consistency In Political Attitudes

The Oxford Dictionary defines ideology as “a system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy”1. So it is a system of thought, assumed to possess coherence and internal consistency. When we talk about liberals and conservatives, we assume that members of each group have such consistent patterns of political thought and that they are liberal or conservative, regardless of the context. In other words, for example, if we call someone...

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