"Open Versus Closed: Personality, Identity, and the Politics of Redistribution" to be released

December 10, 2016

Chris Johnston, Howard Lavine, and Christopher Federico show in their upcoming book from Cambridge University Press how deep-seated personality traits underpinning the culture wars over race and immigration, sexuality, gender roles, and religion influence debates about economics, binding cultural and economic preferences together in unexpected ways. Integrating insights from both psychology and political science - and twenty years of observational and experimental data - the authors reveal the deeper motivations driving attitudes toward government.

The release date of the book has been set for February 28, 2017. To pre-order the book, visit: