Chapters 1 through 3 have been devoted to developing a framework that describes the political world view. In this chapter the effects of world view categories on judgments will be discussed. It begins with an examination of two judgment phases, the "nominal" and "ordinal" decisions, and proceeds to a review of findings concerning the effects of context on judgment. Patterns associated with adaptation to change are then examined. Finally, this psychological material is incorporated into the political framework in terms of the impact of categories on political decisions. Specific hypotheses concerning these patterns and political judgments will be offered.