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6:30 PM | November 21, 2012
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Source This week, I'd like to follow up on Michael's post about the ways that our parents' attitudes shaped our political ideals.  A recent study (Fraley, Griffin, Belsky & Roisman, 2012) has found that parents who tend to believe in authoritarian parenting raise kids more likely to be conserve. Those that have egalitarian parenting attitudes tend to have kids who are liberal. As you fly home and think about your parents' strict or relaxed styles, I'd […]

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