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Here We Goooo! The Ol’ Liberal-Conservative Debate

Dr. Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon and Presidential Hopeful, Conservative
Elizabeth Warren, Lawyer and Senator from Massachusetts, Liberal

We’re more than a year away from the Presidential election, but the debates are heating up.

No, not that kind of debate, but the debate about the psychology of liberals vs. conservatives.

Spoiler alert: We think the answer to the question of who is smarter, kinder, and more moral TOTALLY depends on the political affiliation of the one running the study or giving the answer. 🙂

Seven must-read posts; fun and unique insights and opinions:

Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives (Psychology Today)

Rigging A Study To Make Conservatives Look Stupid (Slate)

Liberals Can’t Admit to Thinking Like Conservatives by Megan McArdle (A discussion of Jonathan Haidt’s premises)

Can Genes Make Us Liberal Or Conservative? (A discussion of recent study)

Leery About Liberal, Conservative Research Findings (Therapy Soup)

Studies Aim To Show: Conservative Bullies, Liberal Crybabies (Therapy Soup)

Do Your Facebook Likes Reveal Your Politics? (Therapy Soup)

Here We Goooo! The Ol’ Liberal-Conservative Debate

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC is the author of Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better, and Move On Without Wasting Time or Money and is licensed in addiction and psychotherapy with over 25 years experience as well as a consultant to organizations and companies in the fields of mental health and addiction. He is the executive director of an outpatient behavioral health program. Learn more about Richard here.

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& C.R. Zwolinski, R. (2015). Here We Goooo! The Ol’ Liberal-Conservative Debate. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2020, from


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