Against expectations, people with more egalitarian political views were more open to the idea that intelligence is fixed Intelligence, Political March 6, 2018 People lower on “social dominance orientation” were more influenced by the argument that intelligence is a fixed trait (from Hoyt et al 2018)By Alex Fradera A growth mindset – believing your capabilities can grow … Continue reading Individuals low on SDO are less likely to use mindsets of intelligence to justify an ideological belief system
Neuroimaging study finds social conservatives have heightened brain reaction to a wide variety of stimuli. Eric W. Dolan. July 17, 2017. New neuroimaging research has uncovered a difference in how the brains of socially conservative and socially liberal individuals in Canada respond to images. The study, which was published in the scientific journal Emotion, provides evidence … Continue reading Neural collates of heightened brain reactivity in some conservatives.
Not to be sniffed at: BO haters more likely to vote for Trump People easily disgusted by body odours seem to prefer authoritarian leaders and were likelier to support Donald Trump, an unusual study into the origins of ideology suggested Wednesday. The seemingly obscure link, it said, may be rooted in a deep-seated instinct to … Continue reading The scent of conservatism.
What Motivates Voters More Than Loyalty? Loathing The New York Times MARCH 1, 2018 Damon Winter/The New York Times Hostility to the opposition party and its candidates has now reached a level where loathing motivates voters more than loyalty. The building strength of partisan antipathy — “negative partisanship” — has radically altered politics. Anger has … Continue reading Politics. Its all about psychology
Can social psychologists explain why Trump is ruining my friendship? By Ron Berler A woman speaks on her cell phone. (Russell Underwood / Getty Images / Uppercut RF) You know a friendship is in trouble when you consult a social psychologist to help figure it out. Two days after President Trump reportedly made his remarks … Continue reading The psychology of political divisiveness
Xenophobia found to be strong predictor for Brexit vote regardless of age, gender, or education by Maarten Rikken Last year, 52 percent of UK citizens voted in favor of Brexit, starting the country on a path to leave the EU. In a new study, researchers have found that xenophobia – the fear of other groups … Continue reading Collective narcissists and the vote for Brexit
The Emotional Roots of Political Polarization New research argues feelings of disillusionment prompt people to take more extreme positions. Tom JacobsFeb 14, 2018 A Hillary Clinton supporter clashes with a Donald Trump supporter outside the White House on November 9th, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Andrew Biraj/AFP/Getty Images) Are you feeling disillusioned? Have your politics … Continue reading Disillusionment prompt extreme positions