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CalicoJack

It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to #BidenHarris honest, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.

Challenge: What’s your Bias?


Take the challenge! Take the Harvard Implicit Bias test and bare your biases to the world! It will be fun! It will be illuminating! You will find out something — perhaps even surprising — about yourself!

Clinton’s Theory of Mind


Why can’t Clinton connect with people in a sincere, warm, human, semi-normal way? What is wrong with her? Why does it seem like she’s lying, dishonest, and insincere? Why is she seemingly flushing the election away? Well, it may have to do with theory of mind! Read about it here on my blog post.

Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie (Jim Taylor Ph.D.)


Originally posted on Michael Sandberg's Data Visualization Blog:
Source: Jim Taylor Ph.D., Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie, Psychology Today, Sep 24, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201209/six-reasons-why-politicians-believe-they-can-lie. NOTE: Full Biography of Mr. Taylor can be found at the end of his article below. Do politicians really think they won’t…

Quick Thoughts: Trump’s Achille’s Heel


That Trump is a narcissistic personality disorder is a foregone conclusion. His thin-skinned “counter-puncher” routine is a direct result of his narcissism, which should be fairly clear to us. What may not be clear is his inability to reach out to voters outside of the committed few. He […]

The Lying Challenge


Howdy y’all! Recently, I wrote about why we believe lies. When we encounter something new, we have to decide whether we believe it or not. We follow a kind of algorithm to decide:   The information activates a network of associations. We compare the new information to similar […]

Hope Versus Fear


Without the snark, the sarcasm, or profanity of my usual posts, I give you First Lady, Michelle Obama’s and Senator Bernie Sander’s speeches. Both give voice to the hope, ideals, and aspirations that we all feel.

Why do Poor Whites Vote Against Their Best Interests

Poor Whites Voting Republican


Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? Why do we have an election in which so many voters are angry and disaffected and in a “revolutionary” mood?

cas d'intérêt

Reflections of a Francophile

OU Psychology and Counselling

Blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University

Tales from the Conspiratum 3

Understanding the sinister agenda being forced upon us

The Psy of Life

Understanding the psychology that drives our politics

Homeless on the High Desert

Burn the flag? Hell yes... the Confederate Flag

FairAndUNbalanced.com

Seldom Balanced - Usually Fair

Scotties Toy Box

The Many Things In My Toy Box ....my view may change due to verifiable evidence

Luminous Aether

Light is a state-of-mind.