The Differences between Donkeys and Elephants: Where Genes and Politics Meet
1 hour 4 minutes 56 seconds
American Politics | Behavioral Neurobiology | Biochemistry | Microbiology | Political Science | Psychology | Public Policy | Social Policy
Why and how are liberals and conservatives different, and what do these differences mean for human society? Dr. Pete Hatemi, associate professor of political science, microbiology, and biochemistry at Pennsylvania State University, discusses the effect of genes and environments in elucidating social preferences and behaviors, including political attitudes and ideologies. Hatemi explores various neurobiological aspects affecting politics, helping to bridge the gap between scientists, policy makers, and the public to gain a better understanding of human behavior and improve public policy.
Hatemi, Pete, "The Differences between Donkeys and Elephants: Where Genes and Politics Meet" (2013). PLACE Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 1.