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Prof. Jonathan Haidt's book, "The Righteous Mind," is mentioned

Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal -- "Haidt reports on the following experiment: after determining whether someone is liberal or conservative, he then has each person answer the standard battery of questions as if he were the opposite ideology. So, he would ask a liberal to answer the questions as if he were a 'typical conservative' and vice-versa. What he finds is quite striking: 'The results were clear and consistent. Moderates and conservatives were most accurate in their predictions, whether they were pretending to be liberals or conservatives. Liberals were the least accurate, especially those who describe themselves as "very liberal." The biggest errors in the whole study came when liberals answered the Care and Fairness questions while pretending to be conservatives.'"

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Additional coverage appeared on US News.