CONSTRUCTING CONSERVATISM. InstaPundit points to Angry Clam's assessment of recent research on the psychology of conservatism. If you work out the antonyms of the structural characteristics (and isn't that "terror management" just the least bit ad hoc?), doesn't the psychology of non-conservatism equate to the psychology of a wimp? More seriously, it ought to be easy enough to work out the structural characteristics of the psychology of a liberal. If you read the post, read the comment section, and go here. Professor Ray has researched authoritarian personalities extensively and is unimpressed with the Berkeley effort.