Study finds parents tend to be more socially conservative and judgmental than non-parents
New research has found that parenthood is associated with harsher moral judgments and greater social conservatism. The study has been published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. “Parenting is obviously very important to humans, and it makes sense from an evolutionary perspective that parenthood would influence your motivations and priorities. Yet there is relatively little research on the relationships between parenthood and social attitudes, and even less that examines parenting motivation as a psychological factor,” said study author Nicholas Kerry of Tulane University.