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At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals

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the more fear a 4-year-old showed in a laboratory situation, the more conservative his or her political attitudes were found to be 20 years later... fear center of the brain, the amygdala, is actually larger in conservatives than in liberals.... no one had ever turned conservatives into liberals. Until we did....
Imagining being completely safe from physical harm had done what no experiment had done before — it had turned conservatives into liberals... those who had not gotten a flu shot (feeling threatened) expressed more negative attitudes toward immigration, while those who had received the vaccination (feeling safe) had more positive attitudes about immigration... using hand sanitizer after being warned about the flu virus had the same effect on immigration attitudes ...

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