Conservatives and liberals have similar physiological responses to threats

In a new paper published in Nature Human Behavior, lab members Bert Bakker and Gijs Schumacher, together with Claire Gothreau and Kevin Arceneaux,  find no evidence that conservatives are more sensitive to threat compared to liberals.

Bert Bakker talked to NPO Radio 1 about this research and the importance of repliation. Find the interview here (in Dutch).

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Interview with Bert Bakker in Newspaper “DeMorgen”: