Individuals low on SDO are less likely to use mindsets of intelligence to justify an ideological belief system

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

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Neural collates of heightened brain reactivity in some conservatives.

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.

Politics. Its all about psychology

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

Disillusionment prompt extreme positions

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