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Lecture 5

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Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLB50Y3
Professor
Christopher Cochrane
Lecture
5

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Week5
Practice in lecture related course:
We are going to be discussing regionalism
Its based on experience
News: Canadian Senates under fire, they are not elected, Senate are appointed by
Prime Minister on party lines, they don’t have real practical powers Senators are
required to be over 25 years of age, they have to be the resident of the province
from which they have to be appointed
They are expected to maintain the house in their residence or country
24000 dollars a year
Senates earn a lot of money and become wealthy
Real Lecture:
Regionalism
How information affects us?
Media had pervasive impact on how people see the world.
Media had massive impact on people’s belief about the world and people depend on
media for information.
Propaganda of media existed in North Korea and America
People immune to the influences of media
How people react to information?
Predisposition
We are predisposed to react in different ways to information
Idea of personality
Think about different types:
People have different personality traits (it have different implication
to political issues)
Open experience
Consciousness organization, know details, how you organize ideas
Agreeablness make people at ease, consider people’s feelings
Converse constraint (know idea by one thing tend to know ideas by many things)
Liberal are open minded and conservative are closed minded
Different political parties share different personalities
Where do these predispositions come from?
Our personality evolved as we experienced different things in the world,
experienced the social thing
Different culture attributed to somebody after they were born
Some experience and exposure happening to us after we were born shaped our
personality
These personality differences do appear to have a parietal component, we inherit
traits of parent that has the political components
Our identities shape by our genetic environment
Identical Twin share 100% of the same genes
Non-identical share 25% of the same genes
The genetics accounts for the way twins were born and how they were affected
Identical twins far more similar to each other than non-identical twin
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