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Science of Politics

So Much For Religious People Being More Righteous

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science

So much for religious people being more righteous than non-believers. Sure-to-be-controversial new research shows that religious and non-religious...

Study Of Twins Reveals Surprising Link Between Genes, Political Views

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.19.2013 | Science

Where do we get our political beliefs? Are they drilled into us by our parents? Did we "borrow" them from friends and colleagues? There's no doubt ...

REVEALED: Surprising Influence On Your Politics

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.30.2013 | Science

What do your children have to do with your political leanings? More than you might imagine. Parents who have only daughters, or whose first-born is...

Stephen Colbert, Scientific Pioneer

Chris Mooney | Posted 06.05.2012 | Science
Chris Mooney

Truthiness is the quality of knowing something in your gut or your heart, as opposed to in your head. Colbert didn't just diagnose a deep malady in American political discourse. He also used phrases that anticipated research results on the differences between liberals and conservatives.