Block Report: Conservative boys are "visibly deviant"
Michelle has kindly posted the infamous “whiny kids grow up to be conservative” paper in PDF format. Would you believe that the paper claims that conservative boys were “visibly deviant?” Yes, it does.
Click here to download and read the entire document from Michelle’s site. Much of it is pretty boring, mundane stuff, but there is a noticeable pattern of ascribing negative behaviors to conservatives and positive behaviors to liberals.
Read this part of the report.
The participants’ LIB/CON index scores at age 23 were correlated—for the genders separately— (1) with their CCQ item values gathered 20 years earlier, (2) with their concurrent observer-based age 23 CAQ item values, (3) with their sequentially acquired IQ measures, and (4) with the SES indices of their parents during the nursery school years. All score distributions were continuous. In the analyses, therefore, the presence of intermediate LIB/CON scorers effectively weakens the relationships that would be observed if only extreme scores on LIB/CON had been contrasted. Positive correlations connote Liberalism; negative correlations connote Conservatism. The Wndings are inundating and suggestive; they are listed below.
(1) The CCQ correlates of the age 23 LIB/CON index for the male sample when in nursery school are reported in Table 1A, along with—for convenience—the corresponding correlations of these same CCQ items for the female sample when in nursery school. In Table 1B, the CCQ correlates of the LIB/CON index for the female sample, again along with the corresponding correlations of these same CCQ items for the male sample are reported. To heighten the statistical power of the research analysis and help protect against Type II errors, all Wndings reaching at least the .10 significance level are reported.
Twenty years earlier, the personality qualities characterizing subsequent Liberals and Conservatives are surprisingly numerous and coherent, especially for nursery school girls. Even after the inevitable attenuation of measurement and the diverse influences of intervening life, a psychological internal consistency filters through.
Thus, the relatively Liberal young men, when in nursery school two decades earlier, impressed nursery school teachers as boys who were: resourceful and initializing, autonomous, proud of their blossoming accomplishments, confident and self-involving. The relatively Conservative young men, when young boys, were viewed in nursery school as: visibly deviant, feeling unworthy and therefore ready to feel guilty, easily offended, anxious when confronted by uncertainties, distrustful of others, ruminative, and rigidifying when under stress.
Relatively Liberal young women, as identified via the LIB/CON Index, 20 years earlier were evaluated in nursery school by a coherent host of qualities: self-assertiveness, talkativeness, curiosity, openness in expressing negative feelings and in teasing, bright, competitive, and as having high standards. The relatively Conservative young women, as young girls in nursery school two decades earlier, impressed the then assessors as: indecisive and vacillating, easily victimized, inhibited, fearful, self-revealing, adult-seeking, shy, neat, compliant, anxious when confronted by ambiguity, and fearful.
At age 23, relatively Liberal young men are characterized as: introspective, life contemplative, esthetically responsive, bright, complicating of the simple, with wide interests, and relatively non-conforming. Young men scoring as relatively conservative on the LIB/CON Index proved to be independently evaluated by the various assessors as: conservative, uneasy with uncertainty, conventional and sex-typed both in their own behavior and in their social perceptions, moralistic, and proffering
At age 23, relatively Liberal young women are assessed independently as: vital, motivationally aware, perceptive,fluent, bright, with extensive and aesthetic interests, somewhat non-conforming. Relatively Conservative young women were characterized as: conservative, uneasy with uncertainties, conventional, as sex-typed in their personal behavior and social perceptions, emotionally bland, appearing calm, and candid but also somewhat moralistic. of unasked-for advice.
On the other hand, I was much more liberal at age 23—the adult testing age in this report—than I am now. What happened? I grew up.
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