ariel malkaDr. Ariel Malka, assistant professor of psychology at Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College, has published an op-ed in The New York Times. Published with co-author Michael Inzlicht from the University of Toronto, the article discusses findings from their recent study, the largest cross-national test to date of how a conservative personality style relates to cultural and economic attitudes. Analyzing responses from over 70,000 people from 51 countries, the study found that people with conservative personalities leaned slightly to the left on issues of social welfare policy and economic intervention, not to the right, as the generally accepted “rigidity of the right” model would dictate.

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