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A really frightening comparison of political approaches to freedom of choice for our own bodies. We're only trying to regulate abortion. We're only ...
by Berylanna
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 11:42 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Nowadays the members of one tribe (calling themselves liberals, progressives, and Democrats) hold sharply different views and values than the members of the other (conservatives, Tea Partiers, and ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 05:25 AM PST with 0 Recommends
The prospect that one’s empirical arguments will be shown to be false creates the identity-threatening risk for her that she or others will come to form the belief that her group is deluded and, ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 05:25 AM PST with 0 Recommends
When collective decisionmaking turns on facts or other propositions that are understood to bear special significance for the interests, standing, or commitments of opposing groups ... identity-...
by richturc125
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Social psychologists have documented that persons readily, and correctly, discern that individuals who hold factual beliefs different from their own have formed those views to fit their group ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
We naturally impute credibility—including knowledge and shared interests—to putative experts whose cultural outlooks are congenial to our own. Accordingly, to the extent we defer to credible ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
* Cross-posted from Humanitarian Left . I've just seen the most surreal and affecting film I think I have ever seen. It's called The Act of Killing .
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 74 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT with 140 Recommends
[P]eople do not arrive at their political positions by directly consulting their values to form a political position. For example, people rely to a great extent on the position of their political ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
A few additional thoughts about issues raised in my two most recent posts about how we automatically process new information to either accept or reject it depending on its relationship to values and ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
It’s not easy…. Bridging the cultural and political divides which seem to be growing ever-wider by the day is difficult enough. When we’re “sabotaging” our efforts to process additional ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The basic premise of cultural theory is that individuals can be expected to form beliefs about societal dangers that reflect and reinforce their commitments to one or another idealized form of ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
In general, conservatism isn’t pragmatic because policy outcomes aren’t the goal. Indeed, they’re largely irrelevant. As we’ve seen in too many instances, Republicans aren’t principally ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Harvard professor of psychology James Sidanius and colleagues have developed a measure of what they describe ‘social dominance orientation,’ or, in academic shorthand, SDO. Sidanius and his ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
At my website , I’ve discussed on a number of occasions some of the differences between conservative and liberal philosophies. I do so with the understanding that the differences both extend ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 06:25 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
A bit of jargon * , but can anyone offer reasonable opposition to these assessments? Recognize members of a certain political party? Intolerance of ambiguity, by increasing cognitive and ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 05:44 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Research shows that conservative white males are more likely to espouse climate change denial than other groups for two reasons. They tend to filter out any information that is different from their ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 03:18 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
[M]ost Democrats grew up with and still believe a view of reason that has been shown in cognitive science and neuroscience to be false. The sciences of mind have shown that real reason is largely ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 03:21 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
My diary on " JVP's Peace Malpractice " drew some objections to the use of the phrase "Jewish supremacism".
by Artesian Royalty
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 01:04 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Liberals and conservatives don't just differ in their opinions, they have fundamentally different ways of processing information, which in turn leads them to hold markedly divergent sets of facts. ...
by richturc125
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 01:01 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The two-party system tends to force us to think about the political spectrum as an either/or proposition. Team Red versus Team Blue; two massed ...
by David Jarman
Comment Count 159 comments on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 03:15 PM PDT with 37 Recommends