Liberals who fear conservatives: intergroup political bias in the contemporary Italian context

Published: 1 November 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/78w49xgk5n.1
Michael Schepisi, Maria Serena Panasiti, Giuseppina Porciello, Ilaria Bufalari, Salvatore Maria Aglioti


Data described the effect of different political stimuli on the expression of prejudice of left and right-wing participants. In three studies we presented our participants with images of politicians, ideological words and items referring to political ingroup/outgroup and asked to express emotional and cognitive evaluations. Analysis revealed that left-wing participants expressed higher bias compared to right-wing ones, regardless of the stimuli. Right-wing participants expressed the bias only when ideological words were presented. The process that lead to this expression of political intergroup bias seems mediated by a different perception of threat that is higher for left-wing participants. The file contains the variables and data used in the analyses. A description of the meaning of the variables is provided in a excel sheet withing the file.



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