We propose that individual differences in the motivation to avoid emotions are related to political conservatism. We argue that because conservatism is concerned with managing uncertainty and emphasizes ego-control, conservative ideologies match with the motivational concerns of those individuals who find emotions to be uncertainty-enhancing and dysfunctional. In a group of 267 participants, positive associations were found between emotion avoidance and right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, and support for conservative policies. Negative associations were found between emotion approach and conservatism measures. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Conservatism as motivated avoidance of affect: Need for affect scales predict conservatism measures / Leone, Luigi; Chirumbolo, Antonio; Antonio, Chirumbolo. - In: JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PERSONALITY. - ISSN 0092-6566. - STAMPA. - 42:3(2008), pp. 755-762. [10.1016/j.jrp.2007.08.001]

Conservatism as motivated avoidance of affect: Need for affect scales predict conservatism measures

LEONE, Luigi;CHIRUMBOLO, Antonio;
2008

Abstract

We propose that individual differences in the motivation to avoid emotions are related to political conservatism. We argue that because conservatism is concerned with managing uncertainty and emphasizes ego-control, conservative ideologies match with the motivational concerns of those individuals who find emotions to be uncertainty-enhancing and dysfunctional. In a group of 267 participants, positive associations were found between emotion avoidance and right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, and support for conservative policies. Negative associations were found between emotion approach and conservatism measures. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
2008
conservatism; motivated social cognition; motivation; need for affect
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Conservatism as motivated avoidance of affect: Need for affect scales predict conservatism measures / Leone, Luigi; Chirumbolo, Antonio; Antonio, Chirumbolo. - In: JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PERSONALITY. - ISSN 0092-6566. - STAMPA. - 42:3(2008), pp. 755-762. [10.1016/j.jrp.2007.08.001]
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