Researchers Admit “Minor Error” in Correcting Paper that Linked Conservatives to Authoritarianism

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2681687374_77a4b95e8e_b_written-survey“Minor error,” huh? Okay.

The correction came three years after the paper claimed social liberals were linked with “Social Desirability,” and conservatives with authoritarianism.

The paper “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship Between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies” was released in October 2013. The researchers admitted the results were “exactly reversed,” in a correction in January, which was first reported by Power Line Blog.

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