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The Republican Brain

The Republican Brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Are political differences inborn or learned? Are Romney and Obama more alike than different? Perhaps Jefferson and Pavlov, with the help of Eysenck, can tell us something?

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Less knowledge, more power: Uninformed can be vital to democracy, study finds

Less knowledge, more power: Uninformed can be vital to democracy, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Contrary to the ideal of a completely engaged electorate, individuals who have the least interest in a specific outcome can actually be vital to achieving a democratic consensus.
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Evolutionary psychology: Violent cavemen led to preference for physically strong leaders now

New evolutionary psychology claims are that physical stature affects our preferences in political leadership. A paper published in Social Science Quarterly says that a preference for physically formidable leaders, or caveman politics, may have evolved to ensure survival in ancient human history.

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Conservative Politics, 'Low-Effort' Thinking Linked In New Study

Conservative Politics, 'Low-Effort' Thinking Linked In New Study | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Conservatives and liberals don't seem to agree about much, and they might not agree about recent studies linking conservatism to low intelligence and "low-effort" thinking.
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Study uncovers physiological nature of disgust in politics | PsyPost

Study uncovers physiological nature of disgust in politics | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Most likely, you would be disgusted if confronted with a picture of a man eating a mouthful of writhing worms. Or a particularly bloody wound. Or a horribly emaciated but still living body.
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