Political party identification has an immense influence on shaping individual attitudes and processes of reasoning to the point where otherwise knowledgeable people endorse political conspiracies that support one's political in-group and simultaneously disparage an out-group. Although recent research has explored this tendency among partisans, less is known about how Independents respond in comparison. Previous research fails to identify the Independent as a unique type of voter, but rather categorizes this group as ostensibly partisan, not a separate phenomenon to investigate.
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- Cognitive Psychology
- Psychology, Experimental
- Party affiliation--United States.
- Political parties--United States.
- Political participation--United States--Psychological aspects.
- Political participation
- Conspiracy theories--United States--Psychological aspects.
- Conspiracy theories
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-55)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology