The self-destructiveness of white conservative middle class Republican voters is staggering. Can they ever be dissuaded? Why do they do it? All of my many articles addressing this baffling phenomenon gathered under one convenient heading.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that motivates us to pursue things we think will be pleasurable. It keeps us feeding at the trough. If the mesolimbic dopamine system is broken, we are not motivated to do anything. Could it be one of the drivers of Pathological Demand Avoidance?