The old saying, seeing is believing, has never been more true or dangerous in this age of political cynicism and technology. Find out how or why political ads create and maintain false impressions.
Inside this cynical, sarcastic, curmudgeonly shell is a big ol' caring, sensitive man longing to be free. I have finally found a way to utilize both of myselves by combining my knowledge of and passion for psychology with my snarky alter-ego. I'll mostly be posting about politics with an occasional analysis of a psychopathic child murderer thrown in for good measure.
A trait of most successful people is being able to delay gratification. The evidence for and against Donald Trump’s skill in this area is evaluated… and it ain’t pretty.
With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.
Back in March 2012 a 19 month-old boy died of meningitis. In April 2016, his parents were found guilty of neglecting him to death. Are they guilty? Is the boy’s father a psychopath? I lay out the evidence… and it ain’t pretty.
Wingnuts have been making some news lately, haven’t they? And with all their wingnutty views comes some kind of justification. This post explains why that explanation is accepted as legitimate by so many.
In response to criticism directed at Pres. Obama for suggesting that BLM activists should be willing to compromise, I take us through minority influence and apply the principles to several current social movements.
We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.
Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.