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

Published: 1 Nov 2018 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/78w49xgk5n.1

Description of this data

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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    Published: 2018-11-01

    DOI: 10.17632/78w49xgk5n.1

    Cite this dataset

    Schepisi, Michael; Panasiti, Maria Serena; Porciello, Giuseppina; Bufalari, Ilaria; Aglioti, Salvatore Maria (2018), “Liberals who fear conservatives: intergroup political bias in the contemporary Italian context”, Mendeley Data, v1


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