Belief System Networks

Figure 2 from Brandt, Sibley, & Osborne, 2019

We are testing the idea that belief systems can be understood and studied as systems. From this perspective, rather than modeling belief systems like latent variables, we should be modeling belief systems as networks of interconnected attitudes and values. This can help us understand the structure of belief systems, how they connect with personality, perceived threats, and prejudice, and connect work on belief systems with other types of dynamic systems.

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