Constituents of political cognition: Race, party politics, and the alliance detection system
Cognition, Volume 140, 2015, Pages 24-39.
coalitional psychologyevolutionary psychologypartisanshippoliticsrace
Research suggests that the mind contains a set of adaptations for detecting alliances: an alliance detection system, which monitors for, encodes, and stores alliance information and then modifies the activation of stored alliance categories according to how likely they will predict behavior within a particular social interaction. Previous...More
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