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Hodson and Busseri (2012) found in a correlational study that lower intelligence in childhood is predictive of greater racism in adulthood, with this effect being mediated (partially explained) through conservative ideology. They also found poor abstract reasoning skills were related to homophobic attitudes which was mediated through authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact. What this study and those before it suggest is not necessarily that all liberals are geniuses and all conservatives are ignorant. Rather, it makes conclusions based off of averages of groups. The idea is that for those who lack a cognitive ability to grasp complexities of our world, strict-right wing ideologies may be more appealing. Dr. Brian Nosek explained it for the Huffington Post as follows, “ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simple solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies.”
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gotta agree with @joebiden here
4 years ago·Reply
well same actually
4 years ago·Reply
this is all propaganda
4 years ago·Reply
Since liberals started the KKK, and Martin Luther King was a Republican, and Republicans fought and died in the Civil War to free slaves, I am confused about who calls whom racist?
3 years ago·Reply
Being gay is a choice and being black is not so they should not confuse the two, Martin Luther king was a Christian, and he fought for the right cause.
3 years ago·Reply