Stereotypes And Theoretical Analysis

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This article sought out to describe why some political candidates are judged as having a “warmth” or “competence” value to them in different scenarios. Stereotypically, Republicans are observed to have a warmth advantage, because many of them appeal to traditional morals and values. Meanwhile, Democrats are stereotypically recognized as having a competence advantage because they appeal to the “liberal” train of thought. These stereotypes are derived from the general belief system of each party’s platform. Democrats tend to perpetuate the idea of what the article calls “social liberalism”, which can often mean the pursuit of social justice and the like. Republicans tend to operate on the premise of “economic liberalism”, which constitutes cutting

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