A new study has found that conservatives report feeling more meaning and purpose in life than liberals. But Pete Ditto, a professor of psychology and social behavior, has found that it's liberals who actually act happier, even if they say they aren't. Ditto was quoted in an article in The Atlantic.
Of course, studies about political psychology can be colored by researchers' own political persuasion, Ditto told The Atlantic.
"Political psychology often devolves into something that looks a lot like politics: Which one is better?" Ditto says.