What is Human Nature? Findings from Psychology

by Christian Jarrett British Psychological Society - Research Digest It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are we humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or deep down are we wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? There are no easy answers and there’s clearly a lot of variation between individuals, … Continue reading What is Human Nature? Findings from Psychology

Psychiatrist Explains Emotional Patterns Between Trump and His Followers

TANA GANEVA  Raw Story DEC 3, 2018 Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to heap praise upon his ally Roger Stone, who continues to maintain his refusal to flip—even as Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, who once said he’d take a bullet for the president, begged federal prosecutors to not serve jail time. Stone … Continue reading Psychiatrist Explains Emotional Patterns Between Trump and His Followers

We conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.

Fear. It's the emotion at the heart of Trump and the GOP. Fear of immigrants. Fear of people of color. Fear of equality for women and LGBT people. Fear of religions other than Christianity. Fear of non-existent conspiracies. Fear of the media. Fear of social progress. Ever wonder why? George Lakoff By John Bargh Washington … Continue reading We conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions.

Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds

by Mark Lorch Conversation  I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats around me. One picks up a discarded newspaper and chuckles derisively as she reads about the latest “alternative facts” peddled by Donald Trump. … Continue reading Why people believe in conspiracy theories – and how to change their minds

Your Brain Gives Up When Discerning Truth From Lies Gets Too Hard

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth. by Maria Konnikova Politico All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s … Continue reading Your Brain Gives Up When Discerning Truth From Lies Gets Too Hard

This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters

by Bobby Azarian RawStory Nov 12, 2018 Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before … Continue reading This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters

Psyched at The American Psychological Association

A trip to the convention of the APA revealed an attempt to get back into Guantanamo, after a scandal with the CIA and Pentagon, and a profession that is enamored with its own power, reports Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner Consortium News October 19, 2018 A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always … Continue reading Psyched at The American Psychological Association