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Why liberals and atheists are more intelligent

Kanazawa, Satoshi (2010) Why liberals and atheists are more intelligent. Social Psychology Quarterly, 73 (1). pp. 33-57. ISSN 0190-2725

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Abstract

The origin of values and preferences is an unresolved theoretical question in behavioral and social sciences. The Savanna-IQ Interaction Hypothesis, derived from the Savanna Principle and a theory of the evolution of general intelligence, suggests that more intelligent individuals may be more likely to acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel values and preferences (such as liberalism and atheism and, for men, sexual exclusivity) than less intelligent individuals, but that general intelligence may have no effect on the acquisition and espousal of evolutionarily familiar values (for children, marriage, family, and friends). The analyses of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Study 1) and the General Social Surveys (Study 2) show that adolescent and adult intelligence significantly increases adult liberalism, atheism, and men’s (but not women’s) value on sexual exclusivity.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://spq.sagepub.com/content/current
Additional Information: © 2010 SAGE Publications
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: UT ISI:000276147800004
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2010 14:31
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28620/

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