Certain Personality Traits are More Attracted to Populism.

The Personality Trait That Is Ripping America (and the World) Apart. People who are antagonistic resonate more with populist messages. Scott Barry Kaufman. October 26, 2018. "First there was the "Me Generation" then "Generation Me". Now we have empirical evidence that we live in what will become known as the "Asshole Age" otherwise known as the Twitter … Continue reading Certain Personality Traits are More Attracted to Populism.

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The Psychology of Trump’s Lies.

How the Science of "Blue Lies" May Explain Trump's Support. They are a very particular form of deception that can build solidarity within groups Donald Trump tells lies. His deceptions and misleading statements are easy to unmask. In one example—among hundreds of well-documented lies—FBI director James Comey told Congress in March that there is "no … Continue reading The Psychology of Trump’s Lies.

Psychology and neuroscience give us insights into the power of people’s words.

The Neuroscience of Hate Speech. Humans are social creatures who are easily influenced by the anger and rage that are everywhere these days. Oct. 31, 2018. Ben Jones. Do politicians’ words, the president’s especially, matter? Since he has been in office, President Trump has relentlessly demonized his political opponents as evil and belittled them as … Continue reading Psychology and neuroscience give us insights into the power of people’s words.

The Neuroscience of Hate Speech.

The Neuroscience of Hate Speech. Humans are social creatures who are easily influenced by the anger and rage that are everywhere these days. Oct. 31, 2018. Ben Jones.   Do politicians’ words, the president’s especially, matter? Since he has been in office, President Trump has relentlessly demonized his political opponents as evil and belittled them … Continue reading The Neuroscience of Hate Speech.

People can (and do) understand the facts, but the facts don’t always matter.

Why People Ignore Facts. When it comes to reasoning, identity trumps truth. Steve Rathje. Posted Oct 25, 2018 Our ability to reason did not develop simply to help us find the truth. Instead, reasoning evolved to fulfill fundamentally social functions, like cooperating in large groups and communicating with others. This is one of the arguments … Continue reading People can (and do) understand the facts, but the facts don’t always matter.

Exposure to opposing political views can increase political polarisation.

Exposure To Opposing Political Opinions Online Can Increase Political Polarization Written By: Alex Bolano Social media sites like Facebook are often charged with increasing political polarization by establishing what are called “echo chambers,” places of discourse that prevent people from being exposed to things that contradict their beliefs. It is commonly believed that exposure to opposing … Continue reading Exposure to opposing political views can increase political polarisation.