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Cognitive ability and socio-political beliefs and attitudes

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The contribution of this thesis is to demonstrate the importance of cognitive ability (and psychometric traits in general) for understanding the distribution of socio-political beliefs and attitudes within society. For at least the past hundred years, sociologists have sought to explain social phenomena primarily, or indeed exclusively, with reference to social structures that can be considered as external to the individual. While this explanatory paradigm has proved invaluable for underst...

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Type of award:
DPhil
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University of Oxford

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